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#1 2004-11-06 01:49:05

neotuli
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Foreign Characters Easily?

Ok I seem to be having trouble finding info on this from google, so I wonder if someone around here might know.
How can I obtain characters such as these: öäå ? I'd like to do this without changing my keyboard layout to a foreign one, because it's basically not worth the hassle. I remember in my windows days I was able to use ALT+numpad_sequence to get these characters as well as others, like n's with tildes over them..etc, and it was relativly painless. Is there a similar mechanism I could use in linux, both on the console and in Xorg?


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#2 2004-11-08 21:23:46

paranoos
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Re: Foreign Characters Easily?

it seems the above poster has the right alt key set up as a Multi key. you can set any key to be your multi key. here's a nice tutorial for setting up and using the multi key to type international characters.

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#3 2004-11-09 01:17:16

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Re: Foreign Characters Easily?

Thanks a TON!


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#4 2004-11-09 13:22:01

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Re: Foreign Characters Easily?

you know if you wanted foreign characters then all you have to do is hang out here. tongue there are lots of foreign characters (dp for one tongue)


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#5 2004-11-09 13:47:19

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Re: Foreign Characters Easily?

sarah31 wrote:

you know if you wanted foreign characters then all you have to do is hang out here. tongue there are lots of foreign characters (dp for one tongue)

lol

by the way: [AltGr]+normal keys sometimes produce also some cool chars:

here the examples for a swiss keyboard
[altgr]-[p] => þ
[altgr]-[o] => ø
[altgr]-[t] => ?
[altgr]-[r] => ¶
[altgr]-[e] => ?
[altgr]-[w] => ?
// substitution("[altgr]", ".")
.q => @
.a => æ
.s => ß
.d => ð
.f => ?
.g => ?
.h => ?
.j => j (not really cool)
.k => ?
.l => ? (again?)
.y => « (wow! i didn't know that this is a char)
.x => »
.c => ¢
.v => ?
.b => ?
.n => n (wow!)
.m => µ (*juppie!* i found out, how to type the "mü" directly!)

and the whole keyboard while pressing [altgr]:

¬|@#¼½¬¦¢]}
@??¶????øþ[]
æßð???j??}
«»¢??nµ?·

you can also hold [altgr]+[shift], what gives you this:

¡?£$????±°¿
???®?¥??ØÞ
ƧЪ??J&?
¦<>©`'Nº×÷


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#6 2004-11-09 23:23:44

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Re: Foreign Characters Easily?

I dont have an [altgr] ...all I've got is a standard US keyboard...though I suppose I could remap a key to be altgr....


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