Subject: Re: Inputting non-US-ASCII characters with standard 101 keyboard in X
To: Brian de Alwis <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/04/2002 00:35:47
In message <20020304053252.GB11401@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>, Brian de Alwis writes:
>A stupid question I'm sure, but what must I do to enter non-US-ASCII
>characters in X? For example, I'd like to to enter an é into
>an xterm. I've tried to figure this out, but haven't had much luck.
>Is there an Alt-Gr key setting? My only workaround so far is to use
>the cut-buffer having selected the appropriate character from a pre-written
>file. That is somewhat less than optimal!
Alt plus various keys does what you want -- to some applications... I
often do 'cat >/dev/null' in an xterm to see what keys produce what.
But exmh doesn't handle such inputs, so I have to cut and paste...
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