[Scribus] Key bug

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Sat Jun 10 18:32:37 CEST 2006

Helge Hielscher wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jun 2006 11:16:21 -0400, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Wikipedia is your friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key
> It is quite easy to define a compose key (if your distribution
> has not set up a key for you). You don't need to change your x.org
> config file. You can change the keys with the setxkbmap tool or a GUI
> frontend like the KDE Keyboard Tool kxkb:
> http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase/kxkb/xkboptions-config.html
Wikipedia was only somewhat my friend, lacking some specifics -- I'll 
check the second link.
>> When I used Amigas years ago, they had a system that worked like the
>> deadkey but didn't involve losing a printable character to do it.
> Care to explain how it worked?
I'm guessing that it was much like the compose key. Amigas had 
Amiga-keys, right and left, that were key modifiers like Ctrl and Alt. 
The advantage was that they were not likely to be abducted for 
software-specific tasks, and therefore could be system-wide keys. You 
didn't have to set up the keys for use for accented characters, it was 
built-in to the OS. One problem these days is that different computers 
have different keyboards.



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