View Full Version : Compose key problems

August 3rd, 2008, 06:44 PM
Well, hello there, friends!
I've got kind of problem with setting up my compose key sequences;
I used some info from Daniel Paul's site, which explains how to create custom keyboard on X11 (http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell/Blog/custom-keyboard-in-linuxx11).
So what did I do:
first I've created ~/.XCompose file, in which I placed needed sequences. (actually I've also included default sequences by placing this line):

include "/usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose"
then I set "Compose" key on "menu" key.
Also as recomended I used "im-switch -c" to make my GTK and QT programms to use X Input Method (XIM).
To assure this I also edited /etc/environment and placed there line:

export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
So, after all this I tried to log off and log in.
What I get is most strange for me:
some of sequences work, and some don't.
and especially this ones that I want to use on several layout groups, that they are assigned on "non-language" dependant keys, like "minus", or "less" or "more", all this don't work.
But this, assigned to "compose" + "a" + "r" for example, or whatever what else - these do work.

Can anybody help?

August 6th, 2008, 05:45 PM