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Re: Compose key (was: Re: Debian seems to have forked cdrtools)

On Thursday 07 September 2006 04:05, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>Gene Heskett <gene.heskett <at> verizon.net> writes:
>> Now, if someone could tell me how to coax my US keyboard into properly
>> spelling your name with the ommlauts over the o, I'd love it, ditto for
>> the beta and copyright signs.  I could do that with my old amiga
>> keyboard. Hint hint...
>Sounds like: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=193922
>(But why does that affect the US layout? The us layout should have the
> right alt set to <RALT>, which has compose enabled. Are you using
> us_intl with the nodeadkeys option? Because I guess if you used us_intl
> with dead keys on, you wouldn't ask this question.)
>The patch can be applied to the installed
>file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/level3 (only modifiable by root, of
> course).
>The alternative is the us_intl layout with dead keys on, which makes the
> quote work as a dead key, so "o gives you ö. (Press quote and space to
> get a quote.) You may find that annoying long term though.

Probably moreso than the workaround I just found.  This is kde-3.3.0 here, 
and in the menu "accessories->more accessories->KCharSelect", one can 
cause the clicked on characters to be placed in the clipboard for pasteing 
into a message, so that I can now spell Jörg correctly even if it takes 20 
seconds to maneuver the menu's and do it.  The default display size is too 
small and I have to drag resize the window it opens larger, which in turn 
scales the windows contents up to fit and makes the font readable.

For one character at a time, or even a whole word by clicking on the 
desired chars, its a workaround.  Too bad this stuff doesn't Just Work(®) 
by pressing the alt key and the right key for the desired char like it did 
on the old amiga keyboards.  And its one reason a lot of folks tend to 
think that linux is a continual ßeta grade software.

>        Kevin Kofler

Cheers, Gene
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