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Old 09-10-2017, 05:56 PM   #16
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Hi there!

Why do you want to use accents? Are you writing in another language such as French or Spanish?

If so, you might simply use a keyboard configuration which corresponds to the other language. It is easy to switch from one keyboard layout to another in Ubuntu/Linux.

I speak several languages, and for English and French I use a French keyboard layout (azerty), as the French keyboard layout has all of the characters necessary for English. However, when I write in Spanish, I use a spanish layout because (Spanish qwzerty), otherwise, it is very difficult to type in accents manually, for example, for the following characters: , , , , , .

It took me a while to familiarize myself with the Spanish keyboard layout, but, through time I got used to switching from one to another. Strange thing, now, when I type in Spanish, my fingers naturally fall onto the right keys ("q" and "a" are reversed, "m' is not in the same place, etc.).

If you are really interested in languages, contrary to Windows, on Linux, you can change the language of your OS (menus, notices, etc.) to any language you want, ditto when installing applications (e.g., OpenOffice in Spanish), as well as the usual dictionaries, grammar and spellchecks, etc.
Thanks I write sometimes in French for emails. I am not too good in French but my wife is fluent, but she doesn't use a computer, so she dictates to me and I type it then she proof reads it before I send it.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 02:00 AM   #17
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Ah. I understand. Probably not worth actually using a French AZERTY keyboard layout then,
Are you happy with the solution you've found?
Is your wife from France? Europe? Quebec or French Canada?
I'm living in France.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 02:18 AM   #18
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Ah. I understand. Probably not worth actually using a French AZERTY keyboard layout then,
Are you happy with the solution you've found?
Is your wife from France? Europe? Quebec or French Canada?
I'm living in France.
No my wife is English, She spent a year in France doing a French Course for teachers.we get a day crossing to Calais about once every month or two to try to keep up her French. We went last Friday, but the ferries were delayed by the weather, on the outward journey by of an hour. on the way out and over two hours on the return. The return didn't make much difference to us as they put us on a ferry which was booked to leave at 17.15, running over 2 hrs late. The ferry we were booked on was 19.55 The weather was blamed but it didn't seem that bad to me.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 02:28 AM   #19
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Cool.
I'm in the south.
Are you happy with the solution you've found? If so, you can mark this thread "SOLVED" by clicking on "Thread Tools" (above, towards the top of the page, towards the right hand side) and then "Solved".
Bonne journe !
RM
 
Old 09-11-2017, 04:54 AM   #20
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Ah. I understand. Probably not worth actually using a French AZERTY keyboard layout then,
Are you happy with the solution you've found?
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Yes it works reasonably well I would like to change the compose key to the windows key, but couldn't work out how to do it on the wiki site.
 
Old 09-11-2017, 08:39 AM   #21
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Could you send me a screenshot of the Windows keyboard layout?
 
Old 09-11-2017, 02:12 PM   #22
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Could you send me a screenshot of the Windows keyboard layout?
How do I do that? I took a photo and did screenshots, but I haven't managed to get it to less that 1.4mb.
I tried using ImageMagick (display Q16) but it said I hadn't reserved enough memory for it,
We once had a holiday house in Haute Sane (70) until 1997 when my wife had a serious illness. We used to go down that way till a few years ago, but I don't drive that far now due to my age,

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Old 09-11-2017, 05:11 PM   #23
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David_S - I suggest you look at my post #13. It explains what you need to do. It is essentially the same thing rm_-rf_windows suggested.

Simplest way - similar to multi-keyboard input in Windows. If you need help with the details, just let us know.

Cheers,
 
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Yes it works reasonably well I would like to change the compose key to the windows key, but couldn't work out how to do it on the wiki site.
If you look at this picture just change that text to "compose:rwin" and you're done.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 03:08 AM   #25
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If you look at this picture just change that text to "compose:rwin" and you're done.
Thanks, I tried that and it had no effect, so I rebooted the next time, then tried lwin as I only have one win key and that is on the left, I also tried just win, and none of them worked, still works using SHIFT and ALT GR So I will stick with that.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 03:17 AM   #26
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David_S - I suggest you look at my post #13. It explains what you need to do. It is essentially the same thing rm_-rf_windows suggested.

Simplest way - similar to multi-keyboard input in Windows. If you need help with the details, just let us know.

Cheers,

Thank you I did read that before but I didn't didn't know the term you used,(LXDE) sorry I didn't come back to you then.

As I said, I am new to Linux and still trying to get my head around it all. I am getting a bit long in the tooth and my brain doesn't cope so well with learning new things as it did when I was younger.

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Thanks, I tried that and it had no effect, so I rebooted the next time, then tried lwin as I only have one win key and that is on the left, I also tried just win, and none of them worked, still works using SHIFT and ALT GR So I will stick with that.
Ah, I recall something to do with "Win as super" or similar having to be changed for this. Sorry, can't be more specific as I'm not at a Linux machine but will try to look into iot and get back to you.
Basically, I think it has to do with the way the Win key is set to behave in keyboard settings and it just needs to be set the other way to the one it is now.
 
Old 09-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #28
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I use dead key (the one with Windows symbol on it) to switch modes. I. E. if I hold it down and hit 'a' I get '', so on , , μ. All done with standard US keyboard just when holding down Windows key.
 
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I use dead key (the one with Windows symbol on it) to switch modes. I. E. if I hold it down and hit 'a' I get '', so on , , μ. All done with standard US keyboard just when holding down Windows key.
Doesn't work with my UK keyboard.
 
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Doesn't work with my UK keyboard.
What did you do to configure the dead key to switch modes?
 
  


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