I try since many days to set correctly the console to have accented
characters. I'm usig SUSE 9.2, freshly installed. I have choose
french-canadian as keyboard layout which should load cf.map.gz which
include the line "compose as usual 8859-1". The keyboard is correctly set
but the compose isn't working. In console i can't get accented
characters. Also, with Opera Web browser, over KDE, Opera isn't get
accented chars. It just display `e instead of egrave. I suppose Opera
isn't take the X config because other apps as Kwrite or OpenOffice have
With all the behavior i can observe, i think the problem is when the
keyboard driver try to compose. Here is an excerpt of dumpkeys
compose '`' 'A' to '
compose '`' 'a' to '
compose '\'' 'A' to '
compose '\'' 'a' to '
compose '^' 'A' to '
compose '^' 'a' to '
compose '~' 'A' to '
compose '~' 'a' to '
compose '"' 'A' to '
compose '"' 'a' to '
compose 'O' 'A' to '
In YAST, under sysconfig, hardware, keyboard, i have the following value
cf.map.gz for KEYTABLE
latin1.add for COMPOSETABLE
I try some other combinations, utf8 instead of latin1.add, with and
without clear keyword. But my composetable seems always empty.