How to type special characters?

Lauri Watts lauri at
Tue May 6 10:08:55 PDT 2003

On Tuesday 06 May 2003 13.29, 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.

kcharselect, if it's installed (it's in kdeutils).  It comes also in a panel 
version that embeds in the panel, it's quite handy if you have a small number 
of regularly used characters to deal with.

Lauri Watts
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