How to use a key combination as compose key?

Colin Brace cb at
Thu Jun 22 10:37:52 UTC 2006

On 6/22/06, Markus Schönhaber <ubuntu-users at> wrote:

> On my Gentoo box with Xorg 6.8 I have added the following to the keyboard
> InputDevice section of xorg.conf:
> Option "XkbOptions"     "compose:ralt+rshift"
> This way I can use AltGr+RightShift on my German keyboard as compose key.

If you are using Gnome...

Gnome menu --> System --> Preferences --> Keyboard --> Layout Options
--> Compose key position

is where you can configure Right-Alt as your Compose key (but only
alone, not with right Shift).


  Colin Brace

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