Making unicode characters on a US keyboard
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 19:32:21 UTC 2013
2013/12/16 Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com>
> On 16 December 2013 17:51, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>
> > I created my own layout by editing the evdev files. That works perfectly
> > it was a bit tricky too. I failed a couple of times before the success…
> > Now I edit the layout with a spreadsheet (Apache OpenOffice Calc) and a
> > macro creates some of the files for me. I didn't finish all the macros,
> > the most important ones work and I have to do the rest manually… and a
> > script helps me to install it. But it works…! I can type arrow symbols
> > my arrow keys, using AltGr (the right Alt key on US keyboards, I think),
> > with or without Shift! Almost every key has four different symbols and I
> > even removed all the numbers on the first row (having them on the
> num-pad is
> > enough for me) so I can now type things like ”#@%&/()” without the Shift
> > key…
> Wow! I'm glad I don't have to borrow /your/ PC! That sounds scarily
It's easy to pick another layout with a few mouse clicks. I am used to mine
now, so I feel a bit crippled when using other people's keyboards, which I
almost never do anyway…
I actually put labels on my keys a few years ago so I didn't need to
remember the whole layout, but most of them are worn out since years back,
but a few of them are still there…
> I make Compose the AltGr key normally. You still have a left Alt key,
> and if you hold down AltGr it works as it used to.
> I remap CapsLock as the Super key (i.e. the Windows key) - but that is
> because I prefer to use old IBM Model M keyboards and they don't have
> Super keys. The Super key is very handy in both Unity and Windows 8.x.
> > Anyway, if not creating a custom layout, I think the compose key is a
> > choice. One advantage is that the character combinations are somewhat
> > logical. Compose o c → ©, for instance. Some characters need thrre
> > combinations:
> > - - . → – (n-dash)
> > - - - → — (m-dash)
> [Nod] I agree.
> > I prefer using my Caps Lock key for Compose. It's a very annoying key,
> > thanks to the compose thing, it's suddenly useful again! And no more
> > LETTERS BY MISTAKE… :P
> Well, yes - remapping it to Super achieves the same goal.
As long as the user is happy…! :D
> > There is a list of all possible combinations out there. Use your
> > internet search engine…
> Indeed so - just that.
> There are also Compose key apps for Windows, which means you can use
> the same combinations there, too:
I used AllChars when I had Windows a hundred years ago… It also supports
keyboard macros, but now I use AutoKey for that.
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