Re: Keyboard shortcuts for international characters

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 00:47 +0000, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> Hi,
> "Keyboard shortcuts for international characters", discussed at
> allow a user in Windοws to write common western european accented
> characters without bothering to install a keymap and having to switch
> between languages.
> For example, you get shortcuts of the sort:
> CTRL+` (ACCENT GRAVE), the letter
>         à, è, ì, ò, ù,
>         À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù
> and the dead key is "Ctrl-`".
> For more, see this Mozilla Bugzilla report:
> Where would this be implemented, through the standard X server XKB file?

There is sort of a gap here between "Microsoft" and "X server"... :-)

Assuming that you are actually talking about X:

Both Xlib and GTK+ have (separate) compose tables for dead key symbols,
so if you map your X keyboard to provide dead keys in some location,
they will be composed properly. X keyboard configuration through XKB
is a black art; if you are using GNOME, you can experiment with the
provided config files with gnome-keyboard-properties; going beyond
that isn't easy.


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