[TriLUG] Re: Typing umlauts on an english keyboard
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 17:28:12 -0400
I just caught hold of this thread so sorry if this fix has been mentioned but
has anyone suggested the Multi_Key? You can setup Xmodmap to configure a key
as the multi_key, right now I'm using the righthand tux (windows) key. What
it does is act as a starter key for ascii combinations, for example:
multi_key, ", o (typed in sequence) gives an ö (o with an umlat is that
doesn't display correctly). I haven't found a complete list of the multi_key
combinations but have found quite a few through trial and error and will be
happy to write up what I know if that would help.
Here's a copy of my .Xmodmap:
keycode 0x74 = Multi_key
keycode 0x73 = Escape
keycode 0x31 = Escape
keycode 0x09 = grave asciitilde
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