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Old 12-05-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Special Characters in Linux (Not a Question. Make Sticky?)


Ok...Special Characters Tutorial: (Slackware 10 w/ Gnome is the test subject)

I'm not sure how I got where I am (which is very frustrating), but this is how it seems to work.**

1. Hit apostraphe and then a letter with the accent over it and you'll get that letter.
-Hit apostraphe and then 'space' and you can use the regular apostraphe.
-Hit shift+apostraphe and then a letter and you get the two dots over it...like .
-Hit shift+apostraphe and then 'space' and you get quotes: "

2. Hit the reverse-apostraphe and you get the ` accent over the letter (and the rest follows suit...w/ space,etc.)
-Hit shift+reverse-apostrahpe to get the tilde and you get the ever so-desired (if you hit n afterwards)

3. Side note, capitalizing the letter after hitting the 'initial symbol' (apostraphe,tilde,etc) gives you the capital accented letter: (for example)

4. For upside-down question marks and exclamation marks hit the Right ALT key and then hit either of those twice: ALT+?? =

**How I think this works is I went into Keyboard under the Desktop Prefences (for newbs like myself), and then made my keyboard 104 Key Generic and Used US English w/ Dead Keys. Under Layout Options I made Right Alt compose (I believe that has to do w/ the question mark and exclamation mark only). *This feature is under Compose in Layout Options.

For the apostraphe trick I'm still trying to figure this one out. I did go to
http://www.samiam.org/typing.spanish.characters.html and scrolled down to the Linux section and downloaded this following file: http://www.samiam.org/us_es (directions for placement are on the site given). I changed my layout to us_es under xorgconfig...restarted and then did the DesktopPreferences-->Keyboard-->Layout changes stated above. And that's where I'm at now. If anyone knows anything more specific about how the ABOVE is possible...PLEASE ADD IT TO THIS PAGE!!!
Cheers,
Galen

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Old 12-05-2004, 04:14 PM   #2
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I am moving this to Success Stories, 'cos that's what it is Also, many short how tos tend to live there. If you think it's worth it and you can expand this a little, you may want to think of submitting it as a Linux Tutorial.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:40 PM   #3
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Gracias. I changed it as I realized more and made it more legible and easier to follow (somewhat). Cheers to Linux!
-Galen
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:44 PM   #4
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instead of endless stickies that some forums end up with, can't you HOWTO format it and submit it to the ldp?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 04:49 PM   #5
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Or, as I said, the Linux Tutorial section of LQ
 
Old 12-05-2004, 05:01 PM   #6
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The problem being, gentlemen, that I don't know exactly how I arrived at my findings...so I'm leaving it open until someone does. I don't want someone to see this under tutorials and think it's step-by-step perfection...it's just masses of confusion that someone just MIGHT have the full answer to w/ the given information.
Cheers,
Galen
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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accent , , , et ctera

accents in Redhat 8.0

The easiest way to write text in foreign languages with accent markings in Redhat 8.0 is to select, during installation, a keyboard called "US International." This also works in Windows, but with SUSE 9.2 it seems not to be an option, and writing accents is probably far more complicated than just hitting apostrophe and then whatever vowel you want to accent, but this is how you do it in Redhat.
 
  


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