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Re: [m17n] openoffice.org1.0 and compose key
  • From: Gerhard Schuck <geschu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 01:04:06 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20020515100154.5a60d10b.geschu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 14 May 2002 16:05:17 +0200
Mike Fabian <mfabian@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> The compose key never works if you are using XIM. Either you use
> compose or XIM, as far as I know you can't currently use both at the
> same time.

That's clear now.

> IIIMF will make this possible, with IIIMF you will be able to switch
> between different input methods, including compose. But currently
> I believe it is not possible to use compose when your are using XIM.
> > That means input of accented characters is quite inconvenient:
> > "Einfuegen/Sonderzeichen" or copy and paste from a separate
> > file. Does anyone know a way to make the compose key work or a more
> > convenient way of writing accented characters?
> Which accented characters? German? To be able to input both German and
> Japanese easily, you can use kinput2 and a German keyboard layout.

Yes I know, but I need also French and vowels with macron.

> If you want to use other accented characters as well, you can switch
> keyboards layouts. If you are using KDE, you can select all
> the keyboard layouts you need in kcontrol and switch between them
> by clicking on an icon in the taskbar. If you don't use KDE
> you can switch keyboards with:
> setxkbmap de
> setxkbmap fr
> ...

I'm using icewm. Changing the keyboard layout is a good idea. Thanks.

Gerhard Schuck

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