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:
Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!