Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Umlauts and accents in Gnome 3

The extra characters can usually be typed with the help of a compose key. In Gnome, one can choose one of the keys on the keyboard to be a compose key in this way.

  1. Go to System settings:

  2. Go to Keyboard settings:

  3. Go to Layout options:

  4. Select the Compose key setting:

  5. Close the settings.

Then to type รค, press the Compose key + " + a and similarly for other characters. The combinations for common characters can be found on Wikipedia or on this more comprehensive but slightly dated page.

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