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alloydog
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: ASCII characters Reply with quote

Is it possible to get the full ASCII character set, as with Windows where you type Alt+the ASCII character code, such as Alt+0188 for the 1/4 symbol?

I have a laptop with a US keyboard, but I live in Finland and often find I need a few more letters...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:09 pm    Post subject: RE: ASCII characters Reply with quote

It's possible, but not by the alt+ method. Use (in Kde) KCharSelect (usually somewhere under utilities). There are facilities like xmodmap & xkeycaps which will allow you to modify your keyboard (for example, you're bound to have surplus windows keys).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: RE: ASCII characters Reply with quote

I was thinking about 'relabelling' the keyboard and loading the Finnish key map, there are still characters I frequencty use, such as fractions, the plus/minus sign and so on.

I suppose once I have relabelled the keyboard, I could add an 'alt-gr' character to a few more keys, but I was wondering if there was an easier way...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:02 am    Post subject: RE: ASCII characters Reply with quote

man ascii will give you characters up to 127, and man iso_8859_1, iso_8859_15, and man iso_8859_7 will return character from 160 upto 255. Not exactly a keyboard short cut, but something.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:49 pm    Post subject: RE: ASCII characters Reply with quote

Did you know that in Linux it is not too hard to re-allocate the symbols you get when you press the Right-alt key (optionally plus Shift) with another character? Also the symbols you get using Compose (normally the "Windoze menu key" plus two or more keys in succession.

I did a "How-To" on another site:

Keyboards, Numlock and Special Characters

Hope that's of some help.
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