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Compose keys in *nix was Re: Character-mode charmap applet

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Friday, March 14, 2003, 15:45
On Friday 14 March 2003 01:53 am, Garth Wallace wrote:
> Very handy, thank you! I'd been hunting for some sort of documentation > on how to get extended characters in X Windows...
First, I didn't look at John's program, so I don't know if it addressed a different problem, but if you are running a _real_ operating system, extended characters are easy if you have the 'compose' key (aka MULTI_KEY in X) set up. Most Linux distributions set the 'compose' key to the 'right-flying-window' key on 104 keyboards. Google "'compose key' <your distro here>" for specifics. In any case, it makes extended characters easy, because most of them are mnemonic. For instance, to make an è, it's just <compose> <`> <e>, one at a time. No stupid alt codes to remember. For the complete list of codes, there are several sites that list the same table. Here are a couple: :Peter -- Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!


Tristan <kesuari@...>