KDE and US International keyboard

Kent Stewart 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.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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