[kde-linux] Inserting a special character

Patrick Londema patrick at evilplatypus.net
Sun Sep 3 11:36:59 UTC 2006

On my system the files that set all these shortcuts are located 
in /usr/share/X11/locale/ and then en_US.UTF-8 since that is my locale, but 
it works for every other one too (check locale.alias if you can't seem to 
find the exact one for you). The filename is Compose, just view it with your 
favorite text editior. You can actually change the combinations here I think, 
but someone else might have to correct me on that.

The files are also available online at: 
http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/xorg/xc/nls/Compose/ . Select your locale and 
then the download link, it'll show you all the shortcuts that should work for 
XFree and Xorg.

On Sunday 03 September 2006 12:51, vt wrote:
> On Sunday 03 September 2006 01:15, Patrick Londema wrote:
> > It can be set from the Control Center under Regional & Accessiblity ->
> > Keyboard Layout -> Xkb Options. I set up my right Alt to function this
> > way. Now for example to enter an u with " on top I now hit Compose, then
> > " and then the e. Works the same way for the copyright symbol (Compose,
> > O, c) or the Yen sign (Compose, =, Y). Just about any western extended
> > character can
> And where could I find full list of these shortcuts?

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