How to type special characters?
kstewart at owt.com
Tue May 6 09:40:38 PDT 2003
On Tuesday 06 May 2003 06:05 am, Kerpal\ wrote:
> Can you do the microsoft style ´ + e = é ? Are there language
> mapping options in one of the control panels? I've used FreeBSD for 3
> years I suppose, but I've never used it with x windows...
I use the "dead key" option with KDE all of the time. You set it up in
the control panel > regional accessories > keyboard layout. I have
either an "es" or "en". I chose to switch that way rather than use
English with International or dead keys. I have gotten used to the
Spanish dead key setup on Windows XP and didn't have to relearn
> Robert Storey wrote:
> >On Tuesday 06 May 2003 07:26, Rob Wentworth wrote:
> >>Most laptops have a portion of the keyboard that can be used as a
> >> numeric keypad by pressing the Fn key and/or switching it to
> >> keypad mode. This allows typing special characters.
> >>In Windows I usually cut-and-paste characters from the "character
> >> map" utility so I don't have to remember the codes -- there must
> >> be a similar tool for FreeBSD...
> >In Kword, you can get a character map with "Insert | Special
> > Character" - actually, that character map in Kword can run as a
> > standalone utility, but offhand I can't remember the name that
> > launches it.
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