Accented characters

John L Fjellstad john-ubuntu at
Fri Jan 25 09:34:12 GMT 2008

Bas Roufs <basroufs at> writes:

> If you follow the steps suggested above, the role of KCharSelect and 
> other tedious, artificial methods will deminish considerably. By 
> example, for French only the ç needs to be inserted from a character 
> map. All the other accented signs can be taken by simply typing two 
> digits each from the keyboard: é, è, à, etc. However, if someone has a 
> better idea how to compose the ç, I would love to hear it......

If you enable the compose key in 
System Settings->Regional & Language->Keyboard Layout->Xkb Options
you can compose ç by typing compose key + , (comma) + c
Look at the document /usr/share/X11/locale/<your locale>/Compose 
(at my place, it would be /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose)

John L. Fjellstad
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