An alternative way to input unicode characters with Autokey
The post Add any symbol without leaving the keyboard explains how to input unicode characters easily on Linux. However, the instructions given may not always work or you may be stuck with Autokey version 2, which doesn't play nice with unicode. What follows is a brief description of a work-around.
First, create a file called MyCopy.py containing the following
import sys reload(sys) sys.setdefaultencoding('utf8')