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Software Author(s):

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WinCompose (install)

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0.7.6 | Updated: 26 Apr 2016



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WinCompose (install) 0.7.6

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To install WinCompose (install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade WinCompose (install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall WinCompose (install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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Please see the organizational deployment guide

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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade wincompose.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

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Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade wincompose.install -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure wincompose.install installed
    name: wincompose.install
    state: present
    version: 0.7.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

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chocolatey_package 'wincompose.install' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.7.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: wincompose.install,
    Version: 0.7.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wincompose.install
   Name     = 'wincompose.install'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.7.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wincompose.install':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.7.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install wincompose.install version="0.7.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

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This package was approved by moderator doc on 26 Apr 2016.


A compose key allows to easily write special characters such as é ž à ō û ø ☺ ¤ ∅ « ♯ ⸘ Ⓚ ㊷ ♪ ♬ using short and often very intuitive key combinations. For instance, ö is obtained using o + ", and ♥ is obtained using < + 3. I wrote WinCompose because I found none of the alternatives (FreeCompose, CKFW, AllChars or Unichars) to be satisfying.

$packageName = 'wincompose.install'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$url = ''

$silentArgsUninstall = '/VERYSILENT /NORESTART'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

# upgrade from 0.6 to 0.7 changes installation folder to ProgramFiles, instead of ProgramFiles (x86)
# this means we need to uninstall previous version if there is any, as the automatic process does not
# work.
$uninstallpath = ${Env:ProgramFiles(x86)} + "\WinCompose"
if (Test-Path $uninstallPath) {
	$uninstallFilePath = "$uninstallPath\unins000.exe"
	Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin "$silentArgsUninstall" $uninstallFilePath

Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
$packageName = 'wincompose.install'
$installerType = 'EXE'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

#Install-ChocolateyPackage "$packageName" "$installerType" "$silentArgs" "$url" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
$uninstallpath = ${Env:ProgramFiles} + "\WinCompose"
if (Test-Path $uninstallPath) {	
	$uninstallFilePath = "$uninstallPath\unins000.exe"
	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $installerType $silentArgs $uninstallFilePath
} else {
	Write-Warning "$packageName uninstaller not found. Uninstalling only package from Chocolatey."

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
WinCompose (install) 0.9.3 229 Sunday, November 17, 2019 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.9.1-beta20190805 68 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.9.1-beta20190405 81 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.9.1-beta20190318 88 Monday, March 18, 2019 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.9.0 565 Sunday, March 17, 2019 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.8.2 469 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.8.1 189 Thursday, August 16, 2018 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.8.0 496 Friday, April 13, 2018 Approved
WinCompose (install) 0.7.7 632 Thursday, June 22, 2017 Approved

This release provides important usability and compatibility improvements:

* WinCompose now detects keyboard layout changes and adapts instantly
* keyboards with an AltGr key are handled properly, even when it acts as the Compose key.
* sequences containing the compose key itself are now possible, for instance ComposeComposecake for :cake:.

This package has no dependencies.

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