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

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Wed Apr 2 00:03:30 BST 2008


Adam Funk wrote:

> 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
> keybindings?
> 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?

It works for me in Thunderbird! But I set the compose key to the menu
key using System->Preferences->Keyboard->Layout Options. I'm using Gnome.

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