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greenbox 03-14-2005 07:39 PM

special characters
i was not sure where to put this thread, so i put it here.

i had to put this post in with windose because i needed to explain this well.
how can i make characters like:


i typed that all with these instructions.
hold alt down(in windose) and tap out 369874
then release alt.
you will get this:

when you do 25879
you get

when you do 321654789
you get


how do i make those characters in linux?

thank you.

lasindi 03-14-2005 08:14 PM

There might be an equivalent in KDE or GNOME, but I don't know of any. However, you could mess around with they keyboard layouts in the Control Center in KDE for non-English characters.


greenbox 03-14-2005 08:32 PM

thanx for the reply.
does anybody else have an idea?

shotokan 03-14-2005 11:52 PM

Gnome seems to have one called "Character Map" but I think If you want to use any weird characters make sure you have them installed first.

KDE has a symbolic link to "Character Map" in the [Utilities] folder on [k-menu].

My slackware doesn't have any characters like, what I think your talking about, when I first install it. So download some.

greenbox 03-15-2005 05:01 PM

okay. thanx. what about fedora core?

shotokan 03-16-2005 03:18 PM

Well, first you need to find a webpage or something that has any special characters to see if you can view them.(I don't mean pictures of special characters)That would be helpfull on any distro.

If you can't view them I'd suggest searching google for "teTeX" and/or "The teTeX Homepage" site(s) for the fonts (characters set) you need.

greenbox 03-16-2005 05:45 PM

yeah, i an view them. i also have textex. or whatever it is called...
what should i do next?
thanx for the reply!

shotokan 03-16-2005 07:37 PM

If you have the special character set you wan't to use then try using them with "Character Map". If your not using the "K Desktop Environment" then run this command to start it


spikevision 12-23-2005 01:16 AM

same concern as greenbox
I have the same concern as greenbox.
Its fairly good to be able to tweak MY own machine to represent any character. But what happens when I go to my friends house adn use his Linux computer? Do I have to learn his shorcuts? What if I use a public Linux computer? In my humble opinion, the OS should take care of this matter itself and give a universal way to enter all the characters (even if I can later change it to fit my needs and style). And, by the way, if this is already taken care of by the OS, please show me how its done.

shotokan 12-23-2005 07:33 PM

If your friend has KDE it should be easy. In the menu I forgot where.
I guess in "System" or "Utilities" (might be in sub-menus) "Character Map" should be there.
(It might be named something else depending on version)

If you ever used windows you should be able to find it.

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