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

Adam Funk a24061 at ducksburg.com
Wed Apr 2 13:13:13 BST 2008

On 2008-04-01, Tony Arnold wrote:

> Adam,
> 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.

I'm using XFCE, and I've got a "Settings -> Keyboard Settings ->
Layouts" configuration dialog available.  I'll investigate that

It may well be the case that I'm re-using old stuff without realizing
that a better way is now available.  That's happened to me before.

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