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Old 12-11-2005, 10:22 AM   #1
Anden008
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Shortcut to special characters


Hi.. Iam using an english keyboard for my laptop, and want to be able to write , , (danish characters). Any way to set this up in ubuntu? or a script of a kind?

It would be perfect to use " alt - ; " as a shortcut for . " alt - ' " for and " alt - [ " for ...

Any suggestions are very welcome.. thx
 
Old 12-11-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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why dont you just add a secondary layout for your keyboard, then place an icon on your workspace or one the bars.

You using Gnome?

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Old 12-11-2005, 10:43 AM   #3
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I want to use my english keyboard.. Its way better when programming. But I still want to use the danish letters
 
Old 12-11-2005, 10:45 AM   #4
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Sure. But i mean it's pretty easy to change layout using shortcut keys or the icon on the bar, don't you agree?

You must be used to shortcuts when programming

Well i just found this page for custom made keyboard...might check it out...

http://docs.linux.com/documentation/...&tid=14&tid=22

IF you are using Gnome, you can also use the utility the GNOME character picker to add special characters to your layout

Good luck typing

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Old 12-11-2005, 11:41 AM   #5
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thx for the anwsers.. I found this on a Ubuntu forum ---> which is pretty much what u suggested =)

1. Install the Danish layout System -> Preferences -> Keyboard. Move to the Layouts tab and Add the Danish one.

2. Move to the Layout Options tab and press on Group Shift/Lock Behaviour. There you can choose a combination of keys that will switch between the layouts (English / Danish). When you're on the Danish layout just press the appropriate key to whatever combination you want. You can find the appropriate keys in the picture of the Danish layout.
 
  


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