Compose key (was: Re: Debian seems to have forked cdrtools)
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Sep 7 08:05:17 UTC 2006
Gene Heskett <gene.heskett <at> verizon.net> writes:
> Now, if someone could tell me how to coax my US keyboard into properly
> spelling your name with the ommlauts over the o, I'd love it, ditto for
> the beta and copyright signs. I could do that with my old amiga keyboard.
> Hint hint...
Sounds like: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193922
(But why does that affect the US layout? The us layout should have the right
alt set to <RALT>, which has compose enabled. Are you using us_intl with the
nodeadkeys option? Because I guess if you used us_intl with dead keys on, you
wouldn't ask this question.)
The patch can be applied to the installed
file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/level3 (only modifiable by root, of course).
The alternative is the us_intl layout with dead keys on, which makes the quote
work as a dead key, so "o gives you ö. (Press quote and space to get a quote.)
You may find that annoying long term though.
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