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

Stephen O'Neill squid at thefloatingfrog.co.uk
Sun Mar 30 10:37:50 BST 2008

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Wulfy wrote:
| 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.

This does not work for me and hasn't in the 4 years or so that I've been
using Linux (Fedora and Ubuntu).

AltGr+e gives e
Ctrl+Alt+e gives e

This is true for Open Office. It is also true for Text Editor and
Thunderbird except that Ctrl+Alt produces no text output.

Seeing as we're on this topic I'd be grateful for any suggestions as
it's a problem that's bugged me for years but never managed to track down.

My keyboard layout is Generic 105-key (Intl) PC according to

I have just tried Tony's "Compose key" approach which does actually work
for me (thank you Tony!). It would be nice to get AltGr working for the
more common accents but "Compose" is clearly more robust.
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