[TriLUG] Re: Typing umlauts on an english keyboard
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 11:32:49 -0700 (MST)
Am 27. Aug, 2001 schwäzte Oliver Elphick so:
> Using vim as the editor, I can type Ctrl-k U " or Ctrl-k u "
> :dig shows all currently-defined digraphs.
Oooh. Most cool! So glad I've switched to vim for mail :).
If not using vim, then there's also keyboard maps ( I think they're due to
dead keys ). <alt>-v maps to ö, <alt>-d maps to ä, <alt>-\ maps to Ü. Don't
know why that one goes to capital. Shift reverses case for each of those.
<alt>-_ maps to ß. That's <alt>-<shift>--. I don't know how to find out what
the mapping is besides just trying everything.
For the final desperate ploy open up a web browser to a german web page and
cut and paste the chars. I used to keep all the German chars at the bottom
of my home page for that method when I got stuck on someone else's box.
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