I am on vacation - so away from my Model 01 and 100…
I tried many combinations, including the Compose key. And in the end it all depends…
I work as a IT consultant and I can’t install software on my work laptop. And on windows getting a Compose key requires just that.
So I generally go with solutions that require as little as possible on the OS side. But forget about the dream that there can be no requirements on the OS side. This also unfortunately means that layouts will be OS dependent (more on that later).
So for Windows I go with the US International keyboard
Which means that all useful keys are available under the Alt Gr key.
If you are unhappy with the actual placements of the keys on the Alt Gr like me. You can find some software that changes that. On windows you can make your own keyboard layout and I had that for many years, but given my current constraint I can’t install custom layouts…
What I do is I map the Alt Gr key to “Shift to layer” And then I create a layer, where all keys are mapped to Alt Gr + what I want. I have å under a, ø under o and æ under '. YMMV
Also I actually use Colemak layout, so I have remapped my entire layer 1 to produce colemak on Windows without software changes. And I just accept that the physical keyboard on the work laptop is still querty (which can be useful, when I have coworkers around)
Now I also use a Mac - and this is completely different setup. Here I use Colemak, which is built in to MacOS. And so strange enough this means that the keyboard in Chrysalis is just a querty layout, since the OS takes care of the the colemak part. The alt gr part is similar - some remapping to make windows and mac more similar. It still differs, but I have learned to accept that (future TODO).
To make the same Chrysalis layout work on both Windows and Mac I use more layers. So I have windows on layer #1 (colemak), #2 (fn) and #3 (altgr) – I have mac on #4 (querty), #5 (fn), #6 (alt gr)
This means that the keyboard runs windows when it boots up. To change to mac I have mapped fn+something to the function that changes layer, not shift as usual. And the reverse mapping of course.
Lots of information! I hope you can figure it out. I have to be present with my family now