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

Andrew Oakley andrew at aoakley.com
Sun Mar 30 18:30:19 BST 2008

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 works for me under both Hardy and Dapper.

The trick is to remember the ; (semicolon) first. Ie. hold down AltGr, 
press semicolon (;), release AltGr, then press the letter you want.

> Use <AltGr> like you use the shift key...
> ";" gives acute
> "'" gives circumflex
> "#" gives grave
> "[" gives umlaut
> "]" gives tilde
> "=" gives cedila

Andrew Oakley

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