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Old 01-09-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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US Intl Keybd; Double quotes not showing in some apps


Running RedHat 9. I have my keyboard set to US International, because my native language (Dutch) needs diacritics. I.e.: I would hit " (double quotes) followed by e to get . To get double quotes, I'd hit " followed by <space>.
This seems to work fine most of the time, but in some applications (such as Mozilla (1.6b), KWrite (4.1) and OpenOffice.org (1.0.2)) hitting " and space produces (diaeresis) in stead. This is a pain, especially when writing XHTML.
I've tried switching my keyboard layout to US English. This solves this particular problem - but also takes away the diacritics I need all the time. Solutions, anyone? (in case you wonder: I pasted this post from gedit, which *does* work as expected.)
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:57 PM   #2
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I've sometimes had success with hitting " twice,
rather than '" ' ... alternative: switch to a Dutch
keyboard? :)


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Old 01-09-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
I've sometimes had success with hitting " twice,
rather than '" '
Tried that, no avail. Thanks anyway.
Quote:
... alternative: switch to a Dutch
keyboard?
AFAIK, there is no such thing. Poor sods we are...
 
Old 01-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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Quote:
AFAIK, there is no such thing. Poor sods we are...
Welp ... I've just tried that.

/etc/X11/XF86Config

Changed
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "us"
EndSection
to
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard1"
    Driver      "Keyboard"
    Option "XkbRules"   "xfree86"
    Option "XkbModel"   "pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"  "nl"
EndSection
Worked (X started without complaint) and I sure
got a different keyboard map :)

Same for Console.


Cheers,
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Old 01-10-2004, 01:15 AM   #5
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You're right, there *is* a Dutch keyboard - though it isn't listed with all the others in RH9. I tried changing XF86Config, but that seemed to mess up my key bindings badly.
Perhaps I'm not Dutch after all... ;)

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Old 01-10-2004, 01:54 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Heinz
You're right, there *is* a Dutch keyboard - though it isn't listed with all the others in RH9. I tried changing XF86Config, but that seemed to mess up my key bindings badly.
Perhaps I'm not Dutch after all... ;)
Hmmm ... sorry mate, wish I could be of more
assistance, but I wouldn't even have a clue
what kind of keyboards dutch use :) ... Are
they anything like German? QWERTZ and
such? umls and all?


Cheers,
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Old 01-10-2004, 03:48 PM   #7
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No Dutch keyboard I've ever seen looks different from an English one - it's just that they have dead keys.
I guess it's probably not an X problem, since some applications (such as gedit) work correctly.

Surprisingly, as I've just discovered, if I hit ' (single quote) twice, I get (accent aigu). However, if I hit single quote, space I get a single quote. Therefore, you'd expect double quote, space to produce double quotes, and double quotes twice to produce diaeresis. But no.
Makes no sense to me either. Thank you for trying, anyway.
 
  


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