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Re: Xcompose like input for UTF-8 ?
On 05.04.2010 09:46, Rurik Christiansen wrote:
On 5/04/2010 5:59 AM, Andy Koppe wrote:Do you need it throughout in the shell/terminal or would it be
sufficient to have it in an editor?
Rurik Christiansen wrote:Ah ... that's not what I had in mind.
Is there a way to have something similar to Xcompose for utf8 input ?
You can have actual Xcompose by running an X server and using xterm or
For the console and mintty, you depend on Windows' native mechanisms,
in particular, "dead keys". Different keyboard layouts can be chosen
What I wanted is a mechanism to use as in Xcompose, i.e.<meta> + "
diving diaeresis for the next letter,
<meta> + ^ giving circumflex accent, etc.
I don't want to change the current keyboard layout.
You might give mined a try; it has built-in support for a variety of
convenient input support methods,
for example you can type Control-comma c and will get a c with cedilla
(works in xterm and mintty).
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