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    Unicode "expert" setup documentation needed

    When I installed Hardy, I picked "Unicode Expert" as the keyboard option because I use Unicode in all my documents.

    But it's missing a bunch of characters -- for example AltGr-S just gives me an "s" instead of the expected German esszet (ß). Oddly, one character I rarely need (ſ, the long s) *is* there (AltGr-z).

    I have failed to find any documentation on what keys produce what characters in this mapping...does anyone know where it is, and how to fix it so that it works properly?

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    Re: Unicode "expert" setup documentation needed

    Change the keyboard to German - Germany layout and setup a compose key.

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    Re: Unicode "expert" setup documentation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    Change the keyboard to German - Germany layout and setup a compose key.
    Not useful thanks...I need access to a lot more than just German.
    Last edited by frisket; October 14th, 2008 at 08:50 AM.

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    Re: Unicode "expert" setup documentation needed

    Fixed by using the default non-Unicode setup, which produces a working Unicode keyboard layout.

    Go figure.

    Lesson: NEVER install the "Unicode Expert" layout, because it is non-functional and undocumented.

    Result: I have created a map of all the AltGr and Shift-AltGr characters that I can find for the Generic 105-key (Intl) PC layout. You can find this at http://silmaril.ie/linux/keyboard.pdf (254Kb)

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    Talking Re: Unicode "expert" setup documentation needed

    I have updated a map of all the AltGr and Shift-AltGr characters that I can find for the Generic 105-key (Intl) PC layout for Lucid, and added some tips about the Compose key and the Unicode character entry method.

    You can find this as before at http://silmaril.ie/linux/keyboard.pdf

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