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Last Update:

22 Jun 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Sam Hocevar


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WinCompose (install)

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0.7.7 | Updated: 22 Jun 2017



Downloads of v 0.7.7:



Software Author(s):

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WinCompose (install) 0.7.7

This is not the latest version of WinCompose (install) available.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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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choco upgrade wincompose.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.7.7'" [other options]

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choco upgrade wincompose.install -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'0.7.7'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install wincompose.install
    name: wincompose.install
    version: '0.7.7'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'wincompose.install' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.7.7'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller wincompose.install
    Name     = "wincompose.install"
    Version  = "0.7.7"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'wincompose.install':
  ensure   => '0.7.7',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 24 Jun 2017.


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 = ''
$checksum = 'CF5CB4EC55E904C8DB01E6BDEA717152D0336E9EB95FF80F0ABBBE2DE0FF74F6'

$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 -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType "sha256"
$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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