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Re: Compose key? (Can a windoze keyboard be configured to...)

On Mon, Oct 06, 1997 at 01:27:31AM +1000, Alan Eugene Davis wrote:
> Can a windoze keyboard be configured, so those three extra keys can do
> something interesting?  
> Like act as a compose key?  a meta key?  

[megasig deleted]

It can. There is a "Debian Keyboard Configuration Project" under way
(http://fatman.mathematik.tu-muenchen.de/~schwarz/debian-kbd/) that will
make this easy. For now, look at its homepage for links to the relevant

On Sun, Oct 05, 1997 at 11:39:41PM +0200, Johann Spies wrote:
> I could not find any documentation on this except the compose key
> combinations as output of dumpkeys.
> To be concrete: Which key or combination of keys do I have to press to be
> able to compose something like ê or á? (I did this with emacs in the
> iso-accents-mode).

For the console, control dot is the default compose key (look for "Compose"
in the dumpkeys output).

> Is it the same for the console and in X?

No. X has it's own mechanism. The keyboard configuration project aims to
make the keyboard behaviour consistent across console, X etc.

If you are interested in working on this, join the
debian-i18n@lists.debian.org list.

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