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Old 06-10-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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Compose special characters under X11 in rdesktop

I'm trying to compose special characters under X11 in the following manner:
Hold down the 'Alt'-Key, type '6', '5' on the numpad, then release the 'Alt' key. This gives me an 'A' (ASCII code 65).

So far, everything's fine. My question:

I'm using rdesktop to connect to a Windows Terminal Server under KDE, that's where I want to use this kind of composing special characters. I can compose special characters in notepad, but it doesn't work in MS Word.

1. I'm german, so can anyone tell me if there's a name for this way of creating characters (So I can search for it in google).

2. Where do I configure this composing of characters? (Linux keymap, X11, rdesktop or Windows Server)

I've read the rdesktop docs, had a look at the rdesktop keymap file but I think I don't have enough understanding of how the keyboard stuff works, so I will be happy if you can give me a link to some nice docs.

Or best would be a simple solution like:
"Composing does not work in Word under rdestop because ...

You simply have to add the line
foo bla 123
to the keymap file to make it work"

On a local Windows Install I can compose keys like that in Word, so it's apparently not a word but rather a keyboard (keymap?) problem.

Thanks for any help,

XFree86 4.4 on Slackware 9.1

Last edited by spiky; 06-10-2004 at 05:28 AM.
Old 06-10-2004, 06:34 AM   #2
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Forget about it

It seems to be a different problem, not a keyboard / keymap thing.

Just forget about it ...


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