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Old 08-04-2004, 02:56 PM   #1
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how to insert special characters

i would like to know if there is a way to insert special characters like those with accents or greek letters without using the character map. (i dont want to have to stop my typing and go clicking for the letter)
for example, in windows, you could use Alt+Decimal_Code for a character.
or even Ctrl+' and then the letter you want accented.
is there a similar thing for linux?
thank you
Old 08-05-2004, 05:09 AM   #2
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For accents, there is the "compose" key. In Mandrake, I think it is mapped to the right "flying-window" key (or maybe the "windows-menu" key).

Old 08-05-2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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thank you
i forgot to say i was running RH9, so maybe the compose key does not work in the same was. i couldnt figure it out
but i did manage something...i changed my keyboard settings to spanish and that works


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