How to open the character map in porteus?

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How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#1 by jmurrinux » 12 Mar 2014, 21:33

Hello forum.
I'm currently using the new version of Porteus v3.0 86_64 installed on the Hard Drive Disk. So far I'm loving it and discovering needs a step at a time.

How can I open the character map so I can browse symbols and special characters?
I guess it could be a module

Thanks :)
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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#2 by dustbunnies » 15 Mar 2014, 23:24

In general, we're probably expected to create a keybind to call up the charmap.
Each of the various desktop environments typically has a component / widget / tray-thingie for it, or exposes it via a rootmenu entry (check "accessories" category in your DE's rootmenu)

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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#3 by francois » 15 Mar 2014, 23:57

It seems there is none out of the box. You can install it if you want. Under linux three character map packages are possible, see:
http://superuser.com/questions/450058/c ... p-in-linux

You can download gucharmap with usm (unified slackware manager) our package manager. I have run it, it seems quite functional. See:
http://gucharmap.sourceforge.net/

Use kde search application to start gucharmap.
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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#4 by brokenman » 16 Mar 2014, 00:02

Isn't kcharselect in KDE? Try typing it in a terminal.
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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#5 by francois » 16 Mar 2014, 11:59

Hum! Under kde:

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root@porteus:~# kcharselect
bash: kcharselect: command not found
root@porteus:~#
It seems that this package is not yet already available under slackware 14.1. :(

If you prefer kcharselect, it is within the kdeutils package available for slackware 13.37:
http://pkgs.org/download/kdeutils-kcharselect

Download the package with the right architecture and convert it to a xzm module.

I tested it, it works when started from command line. If you rather have started from the kde menu, just let us know we will help you with that as much as if you prefer starting the other package above mentioned.
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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#6 by fanthom » 16 Mar 2014, 13:17

kcharselect is small so will add it to next release.
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Re: How to open the character map in porteus?

Post#7 by jmurrinux » 19 Mar 2014, 03:04

Hello forum, I thought it would be good to mention here. While surfing the web and avoiding to install a module for my Porteus install, I came across with this web site and cool character maps ⌨, I share it with you if you ever need to create fun ✍docs, ✍text, ✍whatever:
http://fsymbols.com/

I hope it helps... :Bravo:
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