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Re: German keyboard key bindings?

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: German keyboard key bindings?
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:10:48 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Dec 17 2003, Kai Grossjohann wrote:

> For Windows, I recommend AllChars.  It requires you to type the Ctrl
> key first, but you can configure it for even easier
> Ctrl-plus-two-character bindings, such as Ctrl a a or Ctrl a e for ä.
> (For AllChars, press Ctrl, then release it, then type the subsequent
> keys.)  That way, you have convenient access to umlauts in all Windows
> programs.
> For Unices, it's not that easy.  Of course there is the Compose key
> (Multi_key? Mode_switch?), but it might not be so easy to reach. I
> wish that the functionality of AllChars would be available on Unices
> (under X11), too.

But you can map any key as a compose key using xmodmap, e.g. the
"menu" key or the (right or left) "windows" keys (Super_R, Super_L).
`Compose " a' gives `ä' and so on.  So you have exactly the same as
you described for AllChars or am I missing something?

Bye, Reiner.
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