Re: [gedit-list] xmodmap, German umlaut, diaeresis

Hi Paolo,

it does work now completely in ubuntu (guest in VirtualBox), except in
gnome-terminal, where it probably should not.
For the ubuntu-in-VirtualBox case I had to modify my "setuml" command
(which finally execs xmodmap) to know two cases: host system has or has
not already set the umlaut xmodmap setting.
I probably confused things while testing. Sorry.

The issue stays in Solaris 11.1 (and was an issue in earlier Solaris
versions too).
But as I newly found out, it curiously for some applications depends
on the kind of the call! (?)

The umlaut setting in any case works in:
firefox, thunderbird, OpenOffice, nautilus, ...

The umlaut setting works if the application is called from the menu or
from a panel, but not if it is called from a terminal for:
gedit, gnome-screenshot, ...

The umlaut setting does not work at all (which is probably ok) for:
gnome-terminal, xterm.



On 03/27/14 12:17, Pander wrote:
On 2014-03-27 09:59, Paolo Borelli wrote:
Hi Norbert,

     is this specific to gedit or does it affect all GTK+ applications
(e.g. nautilus or gnome-terminal)?

I am not familiar with xmodmap myself, but I would look for information
about xmodmap and gtk in general.
For exhaustive information on entering characters which are not on your
keyboard, see also



On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:21 AM, Norbert Beckmann
<nb informatik uni-bremen de <mailto:nb informatik uni-bremen de>> wrote:

     Hello all.

     I want to type German umlauts using the Meta keys on a US keyboard
     (Sun Type 7).
     I created an xmodmap file "umlauts" with the following content:
     keysym Meta_L = Mode_switch Mode_switch
     keysym Meta_R = Mode_switch Mode_switch

     keysym a = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis
     keysym e = e E ediaeresis Ediaeresis
     keysym i = i I idiaeresis Idiaeresis
     keysym o = o O odiaeresis Odiaeresis
     keysym u = u U udiaeresis Udiaeresis
     keysym y = y Y ydiaeresis Y
     keysym s = s S ssharp NoSymbol

     ! for recognition of the umlaut setting with a grep on "xmodmap -pke":
     keycode 250 = U M L 1
     The call "xmodmap umlauts" makes German umlauts available
     instantaneously in
     OpenOffice, Firefox, and other applications, but not in gedit.

     Oracle Solaris 11.1 with gedit 2.30.4 running
     ubuntu 12.04 LTS (in VirtualBox) with gedit 3.4.1 running
     both concerned.

     How can I accomplish gedit accept these xmodmap settings?

     Btw., copying umlauts into gedit (e.g. from Firefox) is possible.

     Any help appreciated


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