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Old 08-30-2008, 07:45 AM   #1
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qwerty and azerty keyboards on Acer Aspire ZG5 with Linpus Linux Lite

I want to use a French-Canadian qwerty keyboard on an Acer Aspire ZG5 with Linpus Linux Lite.
On first opening the computer, I selected French. I now have a physical qwerty keyboard, but it types in azerty. My physical keyboard is called bilinguaL. I can't use the English US keyboard, because it won't generate accentuated letters. And I can't use the azerty keyboard (simply unusable, letters aren't where they should be). I tried changing the parameters, to no effect.
Anyone has an idea?
Old 09-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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I don't know your distro, and you don't say which desktop you have, but both Gnome and KDE let you add or change a keyboard driver. In Gnome, you enter the menu under System - Preferences - Hardware - Keyboard. Look for the Canadian one! If you don't have a Canadian one (unlikely), try the US International.

Another thing you could do, at the same place in the menu, is enable a key (right Windows?) as a Compose key. Then you can use sequences (don't press them all at once) like

Compose + e + apostrophe for
Compose + a + ^ for
Compose + u + grave for
Compose + c + comma for

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