[ubuntu-uk] Bad recognition of UK Keyboard

tim matthews tim at tui.co.uk
Tue Nov 28 11:59:42 GMT 2006

I use the gb-keyboard, but I write in German, French and Dutch. Lucky, 
x.org has made a nice system with the alt-gr keys.

á é ó ú     I use alt-gr and ;
â î ô û ê    I use alt-gr and '
ä ë ö ü ï     I use alt-gr and [
à è ì ò ù    I use alt-gr and #
ç ş             I use alt-gr and =
ß               I use alt-gr and s
€               I use alt-gr and 4
ã õ             I use alt-gr and ]

There maybe be other combinations. So really, you need only one keyboard 
(unless you're using a different alphabet, like the cyrilic alphabet). 
For Chinese, Japanese and even Korean "scim" saves the day.

bon courage albert :)

Albert ANDRE wrote:
> Though French, for professional purposes I´m using an UK keyboard. Quite
> frankly, to type into French, Spanish and Portuguese, the best keyboard
> would be a latin-american one, that DELL couldn´t provide me in France.
> Anyway, with Windows XP I can get all accented letters I need, c
> cedilla, double quotes etc...
> With Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) I can get accented letters, c cedilla only
> in OpenOffice.org 2.0, and never double quotes, though my keyboard is
> declared in Xserver and Gnome as ´gb intl´.
> To reconfigure my graphic card I need double quotes, for instance to
> issue commands like [b]gksudo doublequotes gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> doublequotes[/b].
> Does anybody know how to recover a keyboard normal behavior?
> Thanks in advance.

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