Subject: Re: Inputting non-US-ASCII characters with standard 101 keyboard in X
To: Brian de Alwis <bsd@cs.ubc.ca>
From: Matthias Buelow <mkb@informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/05/2002 03:15:09
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 &eacute; 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!

You might want to add
   RightAlt        Compose
to your "Keyboard" section in /etc/XF86Config, that will define the
right alt key (i.e., the one labelled AltGr on many keyboards)
as compose-character key, i.e., you type AltGr-" a for example for
 (a-umlaut).

--mkb