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    Question Configuring shortkeys: diacritical marks (, etc.)

    Hi,
    I switched from Windows to Ubuntu-Gnome 12.04 and recently downloaded kde(4.9.2).

    I'm very happy to be rid of Windows, but there is one thing I'd really like to change.
    In Windows I had set shortkeys such as:
    "a =
    "e =
    "i =
    (basically: put an umlaut/diaeresis on any vowel that followed " - I had to press the spacebar first to get normal quotation marks ("))
    ^e=
    ^a=
    (etc)
    'e =
    'a =
    'i =
    (etc)
    `e =
    'c =


    Is there an easy way to set shortkeys like these in KDE/Ubuntu? I have searched the forum and found this, but to be honest, that just makes me dizzy - too complicated for me with my little knowledge of (and confidence in) the non-GUI configuring of my system.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.

    All e bşt,
    Noor
    Last edited by Noor1101; October 20th, 2012 at 04:11 PM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: Configuring shortkeys: diacritical marks (, etc.)

    The EASIEST way to compose characters is to open up the layout settings, press Options, open the Compose Key position and tick whichever key(-s) you want to act as a Compose key.
    Then pressing Compose+`+e will produce , etc.
    Compose+`+a=
    Compose+"+a=
    Compose+'+a=
    Compose+^+a=
    Note, you may release your Compose key during the sequence and do it this way: Compose -> Shift+6 -> a =
    Last edited by Lisiano; October 20th, 2012 at 05:07 PM.
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    Re: Configuring shortkeys: diacritical marks (, etc.)

    Grt, Thank you very much, Lisiano!
    for you.



    I'll have to get used to this new way of doing it..
    But it works, and it's much easier than copying from "Character Map"


    - Here's how I did it (maybe it will help someone else?) - A little different from what you said (probably because I'm on KDE?):

    System Settings -> Input Devices -> Keyboard Settings -> tab "Advanced" -> unfolded (is that the right word?) 'Configure keyboard options' -> ticked 'Left Win' (= the Windows button) -> clicked Apply

    now
    Win+'+e =
    Win+`+e =
    Win+"+e =
    Win+~+n = (that is a little weird though. No ~.. Well I don't speak Spanish anyway.. :-/ )



    Thanks again

    All the best,

    Noor
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    Last edited by Noor1101; October 20th, 2012 at 06:02 PM. Reason: a good one

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    Re: Configuring shortkeys: diacritical marks (, etc.)

    Yes, it was a bit different because you were in KDE. Forgot about that. Either way, have fun with Ubuntu.

    Oh and on a side note, you won't have to put spaces around " now.
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    Re: Configuring shortkeys: diacritical marks (, etc.)

    To anyone interested:
    I just found a lengthy table with many symbols / characters / diacritics showing you how to make them using the Compose Key:

    Here (on help.ubuntu.com)

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