[xubuntu-users] How to generate German special chars

Sébastien Barthélemy barthelemy at crans.org
Wed Apr 25 16:58:15 BST 2007


Le mercredi 25 avril 2007 à 14:04 +0100, Adam Funk a écrit :
> On 2007-04-25, Joachim Ziegler wrote:
> 
> > I am using 7.10 and an IBM T21 with an English keyboard.
> >
> > Is there an easy way to generate German special chars like the "Umlauts" 
> > and the "Sharp S"?
> 
> Depends on what you consider "easy".  I added the compose:rwin option
> to the keyboard stanza of my xorg.conf file, which now looks like this:
> 
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
>         Driver          "kbd"
>         Option          "CoreKeyboard"
>         Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
>         Option          "XkbModel"      "pc105"
>         Option          "XkbLayout"     "gb"
>         Option          "XkbOptions"    "compose:rwin"
> EndSection
> 
> 
> Then I can generate German characters (for example) 
> by pressing rwin + " + vowel or rwin + s + s.  

you can also put an .Xmodmap in your home with tis text inside:
keycode 113 = Multi_key

then AltGr + " + u does the U-umlaut

This file is loaded by some xfce init script (if it is not you can run
xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap).








> (Unfortunately it doesn't work in emacs running in an xterm, and I've
> never figured out how to fix that.)
> 
> 




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