New Programs for Hardy?

bapoumba bapoumba at
Sat Jan 5 11:47:38 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-05 at 01:12 -0500, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something, but all you have to do, if you're using a
> US English keyboard and want to type special characters, is enable US
> English International with Dead Keys in the keyboard settings, then
> add the keyboard switcher applet to your panel.  If you click on it,
> it goes to international mode.  AltGr (the right alt) + n gets ñ,
> AltGr+a gets á, AltGr+e gets é, AltGr+s gets ß, AltGr+u gets ú...and
> if you want ü you hit shift+" before typing the u (to get a plain ",
> hit AltGr while you press it). 
Hello !
I may also be missing something, but the compose key is not handled the
same way in GNOME (there is a menu in the Keyboard options) and Xfce
(you have to edit xorg.conf). I do not know about KDE or other DEs. So
it looks a little difficult to have a default setting.
Once again, this may be a moot point if there is a global environment
variable that I missed :)

> On Jan 4, 2008 6:52 PM, Joel Bryan Juliano
> <joelbryan.juliano at> wrote:
>         Will there be a chance for compose key be assigned and enabled
>         by default?
>         Since Ubuntu include and support many languages, I think it
>         will be very useful
>         to enable this feature as well, to make it easily available. 
>         Example usage are ñ (enye) for Piñata, é in Beyoncé, Café,
>         José, Pérez
>         and Pokémon.
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