Re: How to use dead keys
On 4/11/07, Florian Kulzer <email@example.com> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 11, 2007 at 13:16:57 -0500, Manon Metten wrote:
> On 4/11/07, Alok G. Singh wrote:
> > On 11 Apr 2007, steefvanduin AT zonnet DOT nl wrote:
> > >> So basically, what I want is to press a dead key and than a vowel
> > >> to produce an accented char. How do I achieve this?
> > You can do that with a 'Compose' key. Here  is a guide for
> > GNOME/GTK+. You can do the same thing with xmodmap as well. I suppose
> > KDE would have a similar option.
> > Footnotes:
> > 
> Thanks Alok,
> I'm gonna check this out, but at first glance it looks like no easy way to
In KDE you can go to "Control Center > Regional & Accessibility >
Keyboard Layout" and click on the "Xkb Options" tab on the right hand
side. If you check "Enable xkb options" you can fine-tune the behavior
of many keys. Scroll down a bit and you will see "Compose Key Position"
with about 5 options. Select one of them, e.g. "Right Win-key is
compose" and you can do things like this:
press <compose key> then " then a = ä
press <compose key> then ' then a = á
press <compose key> then / then o = ø
press <compose key> then o then a = å
press <compose key> then ^ then o = ô
press <compose key> then s then s = ß
press <compose key> then , then c = ç
press <compose key> then ~ then n = ñ
press <compose key> then / then c = ¢
Wow, great! Thanks Florian, this was exactly what I was looking for.
The key combinations are somewhat different then what I was used to on my very old Amiga, but logical and easy to remember. Thank you so much.