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Re: deadkeys with openoffice

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Tony Baldwin wrote at 2009-10-29 06:20 -0500:
> green wrote:
>> Tony Baldwin wrote at 2009-10-28 15:18 -0500:
>>> I use US-Intl keyboard map.
>>> á à ç ü ñ ¿ ¡ é ß ô etc. are all quite simple.
>>> do
>>> # set xkbmap us intl
>>> then look  at this:
>>> http://dry.sailingissues.com/us-international-keyboard-layout.html
>>> to learn how to use it.
>> That's interesting, but is there any obvious advantage over the deadkey 
>> method, rather than preference?  I think I prefer the other, probably 
>> because I am familiar with it...
> I'm not sure what you mean. Us-intl keyboard w/ deadkeys is what I sent  
> you.  Whatever method it is you speak of, my method is more efficient,  
> quicker, fewer keys to press.
> à is only `+a. á is only '+a, etc. ç is only rt-alt+c. ¿ is only  
> rt-alt+?, etc. ñ is either ~+n or rt-alt+n, é is just rt-alt+e, etc., 
> etc.
> Easy to type 28°C, 55,00€, ß, þ, ö µ ð é ® © § ... all with a simple  
> 2key combo simultaneously (not 1 key, then another key, etc.)
> I can type c. 75 wpm using us intl.  I type in 4 different languages,  
> and need access to a lot of these diacritical marks.  If I had to  
> memorize and use all those 3 key gymnastics combos, I'd go crazy.
> Besides, it's working.  Including in OpenOffice.

Thanks for the explanation.  Others may be interested too, including Hugo, the 
original poster.

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