KDE and US International keyboard
kstewart at owt.com
Tue Nov 25 02:13:50 PST 2003
On Tuesday 25 November 2003 01:45 am, ogautherot at freesurf.fr wrote:
> Kent Stewart écrit:
> > > > I tried to use the keymap us_intl under OpenOffice but it won't
> > > > work; actually, I can't even type a single quote.
> > <snip>
> > You have never apparently tried to type ü, ñ, á and all of the other
> > special characters that English keyboards don't produce easily.
> Yes, the funny thing is that the French accents work fine in many apps
> (KMail and others) but OpenOffice 1.0.1 stumbles even on the sequence
> <single quote> <space>, which supposedly should insert a single quote.
> Any luck anyone? I tried OO 1.1 to see if it solves the problem
> but no luck yet with this one either (it was some weeks ago so I don't
> remember exactly what it was...) Did anyone succeed ? (binary answer
> welcome :-) )
I use the es-Spanish keyboard layout. I went to the MS site that I told you
about. The English Intl. is complicated. When I toggle from US to es, the
dead keys all come into play. The ' becomes a dead key so that the sequence
'e produces é and so on. The ; becomes the ñÑ and etc. I use that layout in
Kword and in any Spanish words I use in email. I have never used OO. In the
US Intl, the apostrophe, grave, the carrot, and double quotes are all dead
keys. The rest you have to use the <alt-gr> key. The shift is also active on
the <altp-gr>. I use the default qwerty US keyboard and toggle to es-Spanish
and I get the Spanish characters when I type into anything except kde's
If you can't see them, let me know. I can grab the popups tomorrow and save
them on my web site. There is probably a copyright issue so I won't pass the
URL on here. It isn't a 100% because the international layouts use the funny
enter key and the shift keys are smaller. I don't know where to find those
characters. I haven't mapped them.
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