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Re: [SLE] easy way to enter this symbol:¥
  • From: "Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC)" <hylton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2006 05:42:58 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <45421A82.8060100@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Leendert Meyer wrote:
On Sunday 01 October 2006 13:31, Hylton Conacher(ZR1HPC) wrote:

Is there not an online resource hat could be used to find out what
all the 'special' character key combinations are ie what keys I
need to press on a standard US/UK/Chinese keyboard to achieve the
character ie Press L-Alt + 0198 for the Euro sign
Press R-Alt + 0197 for te pound sign etc etc.

Then no matter what keyboard we used if we performed the above we
would get the character that the OP wants no matter where he/she
may live.

- open /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
- locate the variable 'COMPOSETABLE'
its contents is a space separated list of filenames without extension
- find the corresponding files in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/include/*
- open those files and find the key-combo's

Can't find a keycombo? There's always KCharSelect on KDE, and I'm sure GNOME has something similar... ;-)
Thanks Leen.
Currently using unpatched SuSE 9.2 Professional with KDE and Mozilla 1.7.2
Linux user # 229959 at

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