[ubuntu-uk] special characters for french in ubuntu and open-office
a24061 at ducksburg.com
Tue Apr 1 20:36:41 BST 2008
On 2008-03-30, Wulfy wrote:
> I have the United Kingdom gb Generic 105-key (Intl) PC and I can get
> (almost) all the European language characters.
> Try pressing <AltGR>; e which should give é. If it does, the other
> accents are on the punctuation keys around the right end of the keyboard.
> Use <AltGr> like you use the shift key...
> ";" gives acute
> "'" gives circumflex
> "#" gives grave
> "[" gives umlaut
> "]" gives tilde
> "=" gives cedila
> There are (lots) more but you can find them yourself... :@)
> [Hint: <shift> letter gives capitals as normal like É... <shift><AltGr>
> gives different accents...]
I wasn't aware of this! For years I've been using
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
in the keyboard stanza of xorg.conf (and its pre-xorg equivalent). Is
there any reason not to do it that way if I'm used to those
In any case, for a while now (a year?) on Ubuntu, my rwin compose key
has not worked in Thunderbird, and I tried the AltGr combinations
above. Does anyone know why Thunderbird interferes with composing
characters, and how to make it cooperate?
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