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Setting up the compose key to type accented characters

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf, in the keyboard section, I added the line: Option “XkbOptions” “compose:ralt” Now, I can type most accented characters and umlauts by first hitting the right ALT key. A few examples (key combinations below all preceded by right ALT key): ` e: è (backtick followed by e) ” u: ü , c: ç s […]

Keyboard modification with ~/.Xmodmap

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

In ~/.Xmodmap keycode 233 = F20 keycode 234 = F19 After changes, say: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap This activates the keys that I have on the IBM X40 next to the up arrow key on the bottom right of the keyboard. Now, I can bind them to commands Xfce. Then, I found a nice article on using […]