Typing multilingual European characters with US keyboard?

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Sun May 15 22:21:18 UTC 2005

On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 06:05:38PM +0100, David Marsh wrote:
>Magnus Therning wrote in gmane.linux.ubuntu.user 
>> On Sat, May 07, 2005 at 09:41:05PM +0100, David Marsh wrote:
>>>Which of these do I want to select?
>> I'm using U.S. English.
>Just plain "US English" from the above list?


>What's the difference between that and "US English International", or
>"US English with ISO9995-3"?

I don't know anything more than the GNOME keyboard configlet tells me.

>OK, next question is:
>How do I know what combination of keys to press for some of the more
>'unusual' characters?

If you find out I'd love to know :-)

>But what do I need to type in order to get:
>degree symbol
º = compose(_) + o

>multiplication / division signs
× = compose(x) + x
÷ = compose(:) + -

>mu (micro) symbol
>superscript 2 / superscript 3
² = compose(^) + 2
³ = compose(^) + 3

© = compose(o) + c

>euro currency [1]

There's a HOWTO from Debian on the Euro symbol. I've never taken the
time to read it though.

ß = compose(s) + s
ĸ = compose(k) + k
¡ = compose(!) + !
¯ = compose(_) + _
¨ = compose(") + "
« = compose(<) + <
¿ = compose(?) + ?
ṁ = compose(m) + .

>(Just to make things more difficult, I like to edit text files in vim,
>which means that I have an application running within a terminal
>window, and I'll need both to agree with each other..)

I use vim as well and it all just seem to work :) This email was written
in a vim invoked by mutt in screen in a gnome-terminal. I don't have any
trouble in gvim either.


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