Writing Special Characters and activating Compose Key

Non release banter
Post Reply
Michele13
Black ninja
Black ninja
Posts: 56
Joined: 18 Aug 2013, 10:23
Distribution: Based on Debian and Slackware
Location: Italy

Writing Special Characters and activating Compose Key

Post#1 by Michele13 » 31 Dec 2014, 18:41

I'd like write special characters like the tilde (~) and back quotes, I require them for writing things inside a wiki. Is there any way to enable alt-codes on Porteus or the Composite Key? (I'd like it to be a universal method that is independent from my Desktop Environment.

User avatar
francois
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 4902
Joined: 28 Dec 2010, 14:25
Distribution: kde xfce porteus manjaro kubun
Location: Enfin l'été, le changement climatique attendu: le soleil.

Re: Writing Special Characters and activating Compose Key

Post#2 by francois » 01 Jan 2015, 21:38

I suspect that this link will yield the information that your would like:
http://fsymbols.com/keyboard/linux/
Voltaire: Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.

User avatar
fanthom
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 4547
Joined: 28 Dec 2010, 02:42
Distribution: Porteus Kiosk
Location: Poland, currently - Cork, IE
Contact:

Re: Writing Special Characters and activating Compose Key

Post#3 by fanthom » 02 Jan 2015, 11:52

'kmap=' chetcode should work:

Code: Select all

kmap=keyboardmap
kmap=keyboardmap1,keyboardmap2,keyboardmap3
kmap=keyboardmap:variant

   ... Specifies the preferred keyboard layout for KDE/LXDE/XFCE or
       other desktop. A full list of supported layouts can be found in
       the /etc/X11/xkb/symbols folder. Up to 3 layouts are supported.
       Example: 'kmap=ara,us' will set the arabic keyboard layout at
       startup. 'kmap=ara,us' will keep arabic layout as default
       with possibility of switching to 'us' by 'alt+shift' key
       combination.
       Keyboard layout variants are also supported.
       Example: 'kmap=pl:qwertz' will set the polish keyboard layout
       with 'qwertz' as a variant.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

Post Reply