How to add the €-sign to the key-board of a laptop with Kubuntu 8.10?.

Glenn R Williams gloonie at earthlink.net
Fri Feb 6 21:17:45 GMT 2009


On Friday 06 February 2009 14:50:45 Arnaud bourree wrote:
> 2009/2/6 Kaj Haulrich <kaj at haulrich.net>
>
> > On Thursday 05 February 2009 21:37:34 Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> > > Bas Roufs wrote:
> > > > Hello everybody
> > > >
> > > > The only way I do get the € sign via my laptop so far is by
> > > > means of copy-pasting it...
> > >
> > > Have you tried the compose key?  I think this is a more general
> > > solution.  It will allow you to insert the euro sign, and many
> > > other characters.  I have my compose key set to the "Application"
> > > key (http://www.seoconsultants.com/windows/keyboard/#Application)
> > > also known as "Menu", but it can be set to any key.
> > >
> > > I have KDE 3.5 and Kubuntu Hardy.  I set the compose key by going
> > > to the Xkb Options tab, then going down to Compose Key Position,
> > > and checking "Menu is Compose".
> > >
> > > > Does anybody have a clue what I can do to link some key
> > > > combination to the € sign?
> > >
> > > If you have Compose set up, it's Compose-=-e.
> >
> > I typed this € (on a Danish keyboard with the UTF-8 charset enabled)
> > by pressing right AltGr + e simultaneously.
>
> Same on French keyboard
>
> > Kaj Haulrich.
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It took me a while to get the keyboard going with a Euro sign rather than a 
"Schwa" symbol. Try changing the assignment of the "Compose" key, alt keys, 
Euro keys and meta in System Settings --> Regional & Language --> Keyboard --> 
Advance.

Here's my setup:

Alt/Win key behavior:
    "Meta is mapped to Win Keys" 
Third level choosers:
    "Press Left Alt Key to choose 3rd level" 
Adding the EuroSign to certain keys:
    "Add the Euro sign to the 5 key" 
    "Add the EuroSign to the E key"
Compose key position:
    "Right Alt is Compose"


HTH,

Glenn






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