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any character map applications in MX?

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any character map applications in MX?

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Post by lonesomepoint » Sun May 19, 2019 8:11 pm

I wanted to type a certain French word with an accent, but as far as I know, I don't have a character map application. Does MX include one, and I've just never noticed it? If not, that's okay: I looked up what's available, and am going to try gucharmap (Gnome).

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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by JayM » Sun May 19, 2019 8:58 pm

gucharmap 1.9.0.2-1 is in the stable repo. Just search for "charmap" in MX Package Installer.
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by manyroads » Sun May 19, 2019 9:37 pm

lonesomepoint wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 8:11 pm
I wanted to type a certain French word with an accent, but as far as I know, I don't have a character map application. Does MX include one, and I've just never noticed it? If not, that's okay: I looked up what's available, and am going to try gucharmap (Gnome).
You can also enable compose character in your keyboard settings and then follow traditional compose character key strokes to get the Latin-8 characters you desire for French, German, Polish, whatever.... see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GtkComposeTable
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon May 20, 2019 4:58 am

What I do is this:



As root go to /etc/default/keyboard, in the line

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XKBOPTIONS=
add

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compose:lwin,
In my case I wanted to use the left win key, so: lwin.



The line now looks like:

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XKBOPTIONS="compose:lwin,grp:alt_shift_toggle,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp,grp_led:scroll"


You can then use your assigned compose key when you want special characters. If you would like, for instance, é

press compose key, let it go, then press e and ' and voilà: é

Works for everything:
ę (e and ,)
ã (a and ~)
¥ (y and =)
€ (e and =)


Found this here a long time ago and now it seems to not be there *scratches head*... anyway.. this works. :smile:
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by JayM » Mon May 20, 2019 7:07 am

That is SO COOL, Eadwine Rose! Thanks!
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon May 20, 2019 7:27 am

You're welcome :)
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by Stevo » Mon May 20, 2019 3:39 pm

18.3 is going to include font-manager, which can show a character map as one of the features.

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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Tue May 21, 2019 4:08 am

Is it maybe an idea to include (not right away, later versions maybe) what I posted above, and then somewhere in the prefs (maybe near the meta key) one can select the compose key?

Just a suggestion. :)
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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by mg979 » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:48 am

@Eadwine Rose you can also do this, without need of modifying system files

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setxkbmap -option compose:lwin
or also

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setxkbmap -option -option compose:lwin,grp:alt_shift_toggle,terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp,grp_led:scroll
It could be put in ~/.profile (or in the autostart commands of XFCE)

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Re: any character map applications in MX?

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Post by Eadwine Rose » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:03 am

And how and where and whatnot would one do this?
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