setting up french keyboard
petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Sun Feb 26 20:16:05 PST 2006
--- "Webster, Andrew" <awebster at connectalk.com> wrote:
> > > > > > > Hi. Does anyone know how I can set up my 5.4 system to
> > > > French
> > > > > > > characters? If so, how?
> > > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Try this when X is running:
> > > > setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout ca -variant basic
> > >
> > > Hey! This works in my X windows (Ã©, Ã¨, Ã§, Ã , Ãª, Ã¯) but my
> > > terminal
> > > emits beeps. Is this normal? Is the an easier way (X gadget) to
> > > back or do I need to always use the setxkbmap command?
> Hmm, looks like you are outputting UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1, or at
> least your mailer is doing that. UTF-8 is 16bit characters for the
> accented characters.
> Which window manager are you using with X? KDE or Gnome? Both have
> keyboard manipulation tools as part of their packages.
> Personally I prefer the US International keyboard. This way the
> characters stay where they belong, but ', ", ^, ~, and ` are dead keys,
> so if you type ' followed by a you get ï¿½.
> I don't know if there is a quick switch key combination as in windows,
> but I'm sure there is something that can be setup.
Allrighty. I installed xxkb and it works well for toggling languages
(keyboard mappings). I can also achieve the same effect using a
key-combination. I am using the fluxbox window manager.
So the problem remains that what I see when I type is not what appears in
a browser. For instance, the following character is an 'E' with a small
"front slash" on top of it: Ã. Is that what YOU see right now?
I also cannot type out any of these characters at an xterm or on the
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