KDE and US International keyboard
kstewart at owt.com
Tue Nov 25 02:24:27 PST 2003
On Tuesday 25 November 2003 02:00 am, Jean-Baptiste Quenot wrote:
> * ogautherot at freesurf.fr:
> > Kent Stewart ?crit:
> > > > > 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 ?, ?, ? 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.
> FWIW you may look to Using Localization in the FreeBSD handbook.
With kde it is really easier than they describe. All you have to do is switch
the keyboard layout from the control panel > regional > keyboard layout. The
problem is that once you switch from US qwerty to US Intl, you don't have any
idea where the special characters are located on the keyboard and which ones
have become dead keys. If you use a US qwerty, you have to hold the alt key
down and press 2 or 3 keypad numbers or use KCharSelect from kde's utilites.
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