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Old 04-03-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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keyboard issue


hello,

I am facing a keyboard layout issue. I would like to use a azerty (french) keyboard. It works great for all keys, except those that can be accessed by using the key modifier 'alt gr'. In particular #{[|`\^@]}, which is the top row (0-9 digits), doesn't work. I am using a remote desktop application and this is a bug on the application. I'm looking for a work around, so that I could use these keys. Such a workaround could be to write a script for instance, to map these keys to the actual keys. I wouldn't know how to do that.

Please help me.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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The best idea would be to enable a compose key, always assuming your application will recognise that! A lot of the special symbols are available with Compose: e.g.
Compose plus -( for {
Compose plus (( for [
Compose plus // for \
Compose plus ++ for #
Compose plus lv for |
If you copy the compose file to ~/.XCompose you can configure it and invent a few more; perhaps
Compose plus oa for @ [that's usually used for ]
Compose plus '' for `
Compose plus vv for ^

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Old 04-04-2012, 07:01 AM   #3
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I have tried this, and it doesn't seem to work.
Isn't it possible to change the altgr key to another key, so that 'WindowsRight'+'4' would produce '{', for example ?
I've tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup, which offers to switch the 'altgr' to another key, but it doesn't work either.

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Old 04-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #4
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In the remote desktop do you have all the layouts you need installed? If the client have different layout than the remote machine if wont work. Install there in the remote the layout you need.
Hope this helps.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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Yes they both have the same layout, it's just that the 'altgr' key doesn't have any effect, as it didn't exist or wasn't pressed.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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If both AltGr and Compose are dead in the application, there's not much you can do except post a bug report, as the only solution would be altering the source code.
 
  


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