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This has nothing to do with pot or whitney houston, so I'm posting
here rather than in 'General'. It's a newbie-kinda-question, anyway.
I need to type a nice, formal letter to a foreign consulate in
Spanish, and I've set character encoding to iso-8859-15, but jedit
fails to explain the obvious to a moron like me: How do I type
the non-English characters? What freakin' keys do I hit?
I've been Googling and man paging (xmodmap, etc) for hours and
still haven't the foggiest idea! I'm probably searching for the
I'm running Slackware 13.37 if it makes any difference.
What you need to do is to enable a Compose key. You can then get "á" by typing <Compose><'><a>, "ñ" with <Compose><~><n>, and even "¿" with <Compose><?><?>. A convenient key to use is the Windows menu key, but feel free to use anything that's spare.
Presumably you will have to set it up with xmodmap; I don't suppose fvwm will do it! Incidentally, why iso-8859-15 when everyone has been using UTF-8 for years?