Post by David Kleinecke Post by Richard Heathfield
Okay, perhaps more usefully: set up a compose key (System
Briefly: I can't get a compose key set up. How do I do that?
Everything I try it stays disabled.
Oh dear. I can't tell you how you can do that. I can only tell you how
/I/ did that. If that doesn't work for you, I can't help.
In the top right corner of my Ubuntu desktop, to the right of the
on-screen clock, is a symbol that looks like a little gearwheel:
\ | /
/ | \
When I click that, a pull-down menu appears. One of the entries in that
menu is "System Settings". When I click that, a dialog box (rather like
the Control Panel in old versions of Windows) appears. One of the icons
is entitled "Keyboard". When I click that, I am presented with the
dialog that allows me to change the key repeat rate and so on. But there
are two tabs in this dialog: "Typing" (the current tab), and
"Shortcuts". When I select "Shortcuts", a two-pane panel appears. In the
left-hand pane, I select "Typing". Now, in the right-hand pane, one of
the options is "Compose Key". If I click that, it is highlighted - not
just the words "Compose Key" but also (when I did this earlier today)
the word "Disabled". (It now reads something different.)
Clicking the word "Disabled" brings up a list:
Any of these may be selected (by clicking), and that sets the Compose
Key. I believe these are the only choices, by the way.
If that doesn't work for you, I can't help.
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