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Old 06-22-2007, 12:00 PM   #1
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Linux equivalent to Windows key codes

In Windows, you can push Alt-### and get special characters. is there an equivalent key function in Linux?
Old 06-23-2007, 05:04 AM   #2
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The alt+keypad gives access to the extended (ansi) characters.

Linux doesn't use them. Instead, we use unicode, which supports a much wider range of characters.

This article, though out of date (linux has unparalleled international language support), has a neat section on entering extended (latin) characters: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?
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That's exactly what I wanted. Thanks!


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