[ubuntu-uk] special characters for french in ubuntu and open-office

Adam Funk 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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