keyboard in X
There were some threads recently on keyboard layouts in X, but they do
not quite describe my problem.
I don't understand: xmodmap, XKB? What is the difference and how do I
know which one I use?
I did dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 and wanted the following:
us keyboard layout without dead keys, but _with_ a compose key.
How do I do that? I checked /etc/X11/xkb/rules/xfree86.lst and I
_should_ be able to do:
layout: us (or us_intl?)
options: compose:menu (or altr or whatever)
but somehow, it doesn't work. The whole compose key stuff is ignored.
Moreover, if I have another option (like ctrl:swapcaps) on the same
line, it is ignored as well. If I choose us_intl, I have dead keys, no
compose key and thus the 'nodeadkeys' variant is ignored as well.
Also, when I _do_ choose us_intl (with dead keys, whether I want them or
not) my xterm only beeps when an iso8859-1 character would be displayed.
However, with LESSCHARSET=iso8859, my xterm is able to display these
characters (for example, the BRIDGE-STP-HOWTO is written by Uwe B\"ohme
and the o umlaut is displayed correctly).
Ah, purge the last paragraph from memory. The howto is written by Uwe
Böhme and that simply works in vim, not in bash.
So, I simply want to have nodeadkeys and a compose key.