Alt+xxx characters

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Wed May 7 13:20:20 UTC 2008

2008/5/7 Rick <rufus at>:
>>> I have a Dell Latitude notebook, but cannot get special characters by
>>> using the Alt + xxx keys. I read a lot, got advice but no joy.
>>> Anybody out there to help me??
>> What special characters do you want? What is your keyboard character
>> map? You likely need to configure the proper character map.
> It doesn't seem to work in 8.04, maybe not in Linux at all. Too bad.
> That's a useful tool. As a workaround, there's a panel applet called
> character palette. That can be used in between keyboards for
> multilingual use.
> Rick

What doesn't work? You cannot change the character map? You cannot
find the character map that you need? I don't even know what 'special
symbols' you are referring to, so please make that clear.

Dotan Cohen

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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