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Re: Q: US keyboard layout and umlauts ?

On Fri, Jul 09, 1999 at 16:37:11 +0200, Gregor Hoffleit wrote:
> I hope this problem is not too off-topic: In potato, how can I write
> german umlauts with an traditional US keyboard layout ?

Using the kernel default keymap (i.e. no keymap loaded), you should be able
to use CTRL-. for digraphs like 'a' + '"' -> 'ä'.

> For the console, I managed to modify /etc/kbd/default.map

"kbd" is being deprecated in favour of "console-tools".

> All I would really need is a single key which was mapped to
> dead-diaeresis consistently in console and X11.

You're probably better of with a compose key, then you can handle 'ß', 'ñ'

On Fri, Jul 09, 1999 at 14:54:25 -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> could you please send your settings to me?  I can't get it to work in
> console at all

	# See keytables(5), /usr/doc/kbd/kbd.FAQ*

	include "/usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/defkeymap.kmap.gz"

	# Change Caps Lock to Control
	keymaps 0-15
	keycode 58 = Control

	# Compose ISO-8859-1 characters following vim's digraphs
	include "/usr/share/keymaps/include/vim-compose.latin1.inc.gz"

>---have not tried X yet either.

It should be something like this in /etc/X11/XF86Config:
	Section "Keyboard"
	   Protocol        "Standard"
	   XkbRules        "xfree86"
	   XkbModel        "pc104"
	   XkbLayout       "us"
	   XkbVariant      "pc104:compose"
	   XkbOptions      "ctrl:nocaps"
but that's not working for me yet.

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