Re: Dead keys in Gnome3/Shell?
On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:06:13 +0100, Olav Lavell wrote:
> I decided not to resist futilely and to go along with the recent Gnome
> upgrade in Wheezy. So now I can't type anymore :(
> Longer version: I depend on the "International (with dead keys)"
> keyboard layout, as configured in System Settings, Region and Languages.
> I chose the first of three layouts with the same name. However, my dead
> keys do not work like they did in Gnome 2.x. Has anyone else noticed
> this and come up with a solution?
It works fine here with a full Spanish environment: locale, keyboard,
I'm using a Spanish keyboard and swicthing to the "International (with
dead keys)" layout works as expected, I mean, when I press the "accented"
key of my Spanish keyboard ("´") and then press the letter ("e") I get
"é", as usual. The rest of the keys act like a US keyboard.
> For those who are unaware: dead keys mean that one can simply type '
> followed by e to obtain é. Many other combinations exists. It is *not*
> the same as the Compose key used in some other configurations.
> Sadly, in my case typing ' simply produces ' (single quote). In other
> words, it does not wait for the second keystroke.
Does it work for a new user account?
> I am usually using a Dutch localised environment, but it happens when I
> switch to English as well.
> Also, is there an alternative for the ugly but trusty keyboard switcher
> panel applet we used to have in old Gnome?
As soon as you add a second keyboard layout, the keyboard switcher should
be present at the top bar as it happened with the old applet.