With the release of Unity and the (following) upgrade, I found myself with a problem that I thought to have solved long time ago: how to write accents. It turns out that the use of the compose key (Super/Meta … the one with the Windows logo) is used for the default shortcuts, which you need badly, to have a decent experience with unity..

The good thing is that I’ve discovered the layout UK – with WinKey which provides all the most classic accent like á é ó which can actually do the trick.

On another note I think Unity is pretty a good idea… But I have to use it a bit more to tell the true story..

Update: Actually I found out that on the UK -with WinKey the standard è is of the less used type (there are two: e acute (é) and e grave (è).

Now the last one is very important because is the third (singular) person of the verb to be (Today is a good day, Oggi è una bella giornata), therefore is used a lot.
I found a decent compromise using a US Layout with Italian letters:
Screenshot-Keyboard Layout "Italy US keyboard with Italian letters"

You get the accent with Alt-Gr.