[kde-linux] Alternate money symbols

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Mon Mar 1 23:29:28 UTC 2010

Stan Goodman posted on Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:44:22 +0200 as excerpted:

> The system is running openSuSE v11.1 and KDE v3.5.
> Normally, I have the KDE Keyboard tool set for US English, but I also
> type in Hebrew and some left-to-right languages. The only currency
> symbol I am able to made is "$", but I would like to be able to type the
> euro symbol into text in any language, and the sheqel symbol into Hebrew
> text. I do not know how to do this.
> I see that there are semi-clear instructions for the euro symbol in the
> Control Center; I have not got them to work for me, nor have I been
> successful in using any of the recipes that I have found on the 'Net.
> I would like also to be able to use the degree symbol occasionally, and
> some others from time to time but, although it is easy to find the
> Unicode codes for them, I find no way to get the keyboard to produce the
> corresponding symbols.

kcharselect isn't exactly a keyboard solution, but it seems to work when 
/I/ need exotic symbols.

There's also the X multi-level keyboard thing, where you can shift 
keyboard locales by simply hitting the correct combination, but as I only 
read/write English, I don't know the details.  However, that would change 
the whole keyboard layout, including, one assumes, making available the 
correct local currency symbol at the traditional place for that keyboard 
layout.  Of course, kde has some sort of keyboard i18n that probably hooks 
into the X keyboard i18n, but again, I've never worked with it so don't 
know much about it.

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