[xubuntu-users] Where to set up XkbOptions in 9.10 (for accented characters etc.)

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Mon Dec 7 15:03:24 UTC 2009

On Mon, 7 Dec 2009 13:06:06 +0000
Chris G <cl at isbd.net> wrote:

> Where is the 'proper' place to set the compose key in xubuntu 9.10?
> I already have XKBOPTIONS="compose:rwin" in /etc/default/console-setup
> but that only sets it for the alternate consoles.  Where should I set
> XkbOptions (or whatever) so that I have a compose key in X?
> Should it still be set in xorg.conf?  Surely there should be a more
> user friendly way of doing it.

That should be available automatically. When I install Xubuntu, I
choose the keyboard layout as alternate international US. That makes
the right-alt key the compose key. It sets it in /etc/default. When I
am in X, the right and left shift keys do not allow the shifted keys
without hitting space, since they are international keys. If I type a
double quote, and do not hit space, it appears over the next letter, as
in ä. This makes the compose key less useful, since it is automatic. I
did have to learn to hit the space bar to keep from using all the
internation letters, though.

Hope this helps,

Charlie Kravetz 
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