The alt+keypad gives access to the extended (ansi
Linux doesn't use them. Instead, we use unicode
, which supports a much wider range of characters.
, though out of date (linux has unparalleled international language support), has a neat section on entering extended (latin) characters:
You can enter extended Latin characters from the keyboard in three ways: deadkeys, the Compose and AltGr key, and the Multi_key -- all of which we'll explain in a moment. Which you have, and how functional each one is, depends on the hardware and software details of your system.
... sound like you?