Strange laptop key board problem making me mad.

ac "aec$news" at
Mon Feb 18 19:53:01 UTC 2008

Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello everybody
> At my desktop, I work very well with the key board ´ US Intl´  and
> a compose key (the left win key in my case): througout the system,
> with all applications. Until a few days ago, I had exactly the same
>  settings at the laptop. At both machines, I work with Kubuntu
> 7.10. But because of some mistake I cannot reconstruct any more,
> the settings there changed - to the effect that I could not compose
> any accented characters there any more. So far, I managed to solve
> this problem ONLY partly. I went to system settings > regional/
> language> key board. There I chose again ´US´  and the ´ intl.´
> variant. At the tab XKB settings, I chose again for the left WIN
> key as compose key. These changes ONLY effect OPEN OFFICE.ORG. All
> the other applications/ software programs only work with ´US Basic´
> instead of ´US Intl´ with the compose key. This simply makes me
> mad.
> I also followed exactly the same procedures as a root user: no
> extra result whatsoever. So, I still have only accented characters
> in This is simply not acceptable for me. Please, 
> please... help me to get back US Intl. and the compose key
> throughout the whole system.

I think - not sure - that open office can have its own fonts, I am not
sure about character set. I know this because I always had trouble
whithout using microsoft fonts when using some microsoft originated stuff.

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