[ubuntu-uk] special characters for french in ubuntu and open-office
wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sun Mar 30 04:34:19 BST 2008
James Grabham wrote:
> OK, I'm writing a piece of coursework for french, and I can insert â,
> é etc by going in open-office "insert > special character", but this
> is a bit irritating when you need to keep doing it. Is there a way to
> make a keyboard shorcut for special characters?
Which keyboard layout do you have now?
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...]
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