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

nigel henry cave.dnb at
Tue Jun 20 17:35:30 BST 2006

On Monday 19 June 2006 03:13, Rex Teague wrote:
> The "Character Selector" panel applet is serving my limited need for
> non-keyboard characters very well.
> To install right click on the Panel>Add to Panel>Applet>Character
> Selector. Once installed, it is configured with the characters of
> your choice, which can be selected via "KCharSelect" via the "K
> Menu".
> At least that is my experience with Simply Mepis 3.4-3 but I note
> Kubuntu 5.10 doesn't have the option in its standard installation.
> Cheers... Rex

Hi Rex. The problem for me with the panel applet, is that my eyes are not very 
good and the characters are very small.

I tried it on FC2, and FC5. The applet was added to the panel ok, with a 
default set of German umlauted vowels, but I couldn't find out how to change 
them using KCharSelect. The only options in the edit menu are to do with the 
clipboard. Of course it don't really help that  there's no manual for it.

Can you throw any light on how to change the default selection on the panel 
applet? The applet works, and I can click on characters and place them on 
Gedit for instance.

All the best. Nigel.
> On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 07:34, Philip Rodrigues wrote:
> [..]
> > 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
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