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Re: [SLE] Special Characters under KDE ?
> > Linux News User wrote:
> > > does any one know how to obtain special characters using KDE2 ?
> > >
> > > like á é í ó ú ñ Ñ ¢ ??

> Steven Hatfield wrote:
> > kcontrol->Personalization->Keyboard Layout->and select US+Dead Keys
> > as an additional (or as your default) language, whichever you
> > desire.
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How about this one for KDE2 then:

K > Utilities > Character Selector

If it's not there, I guess you do not have the full KDE2 install.
Install KCharSelect then.

A more common way to get special characters - not just in KDE, but
anywhere in X - is to use the so-called Compose key.
To type á, for example, press the right Control key, then type a' or 'a.
Do not keep the Control key pressed when typing a' or 'a.
The right Control key is called the Compose key or the Multi-key here.
If it does not work, put the line

keycode 0x6d = Multi_key

in ~/.Xmodmap.
Or assign Multi_key to another key, the Windows key, for example.
Use xev to find its key code.
Some more explanation in ~/.Xmodmap.
See also /usr/share/doc/sdb/en/html/kfr_1.html.

The two characters needed for a certain special character can be found
in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/iso8859-1/Compose (in 7.1)
if you are using the ISO 8859-1 character set, for example.

-----Doug McGarrett wrote:
> how do we get the ess-tset charachter of German?

You mean the ß ? Compose_key ss

> (It would probably be easier to do this whole thing if the old
> Word-Star system of ALT+numeric-kb+xxx worked.

This does not work in X, but it does work in bash, in a text console.
Not sure about other shells.

> But I don't get anything from the numeric kb at all.)

(??? Numlock = on?)

Success,
SH

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