How to set up my kbd to be able to use French accents when replying to email in Kmail

nigel henry cave.dnb at
Sun Jun 18 22:39:50 BST 2006

On Sunday 18 June 2006 21:34, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> > It is a "qwerty" keyboard, but has also the French accented keys on it.
> > The only keys I can't find on it are the "pipe" "|" , the "<" , and the
> > ">" commands. I've had to swap back to the US keyboard to add those to
> > this post.
> It might not be much use to you, but for the record, I can get accented
> characters on my UK keyboard with various combinations of Alt-Gr and
> deadkeys (if that's what they're called). The ones relevant for French are:
> "Alt-Gr + semicolon", "e" -> é
> "Alt-Gr + apostrophe", "e" -> ê
> "Alt-Gr + hash (#)", "e" -> è
> "Alt-Gr + left square bracket", "i" -> ï
> It's not as convenient as having dedicated keys for accented characters,
> but you might find it useful if you only need them occasionally.
> Regards,
> Philip

Hi Philip. Thanks for that. For some reason I can only get the é , and the è 
on the UK keyboard.  First time I've tried a new keyboard, and the Canadian 
one gives me qwerty plus the French characters, which is great, and its only 
a mouse click in the taskbar to change back to the UK one, for when I need 
the characters that appear to be missing on the Canadian one. They probably 
are there. It's just a matter of finding them.

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