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Old 10-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
mordechaimcquade
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Question Spanish Diacritical Marks


Hello, I am a writer that writes in Spanish and English, and my ops system is in English. Is there somewhere in my system that can show me what keystrokes I can do to get the diacritical (eg. ~ but over the letter "N" and ` but over the vowels etc) marks and punctuations in Spanish?
 
Old 10-12-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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Which desktop environment and distribution do you use?
 
Old 10-15-2007, 11:39 PM   #3
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KDE is the desktop and distribution is ubuntu 7.04
 
Old 10-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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You can add additional keyboard layouts frorm the KDE control panel (find this in the K menu, or press alt+f2 and enter "kcontrol".

In the search dialog, enter "keyboard" and then click "keyboard layout" from the list below.

Select "Enable Keyboard Layouts" at the top.

In the the list "Active layouts", select your keyboard layout, and below under "layout variant", select intl (international), and make sure "Include latin layout" is enabled.

Click apply.

You should now be able to enter accented characters by pressing an quote type and then the letter to add it to. Thus

"a becomes
~i becomes ĩ
`e becomes

You can also set up multiple layouts and switch between them from an applet or by binding a global keyboard short cut to it. I do this to switch between UK normal, and UK with international characters.
 
  


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