Multi-key and deadkey setups

Simos Xenitellis simos.lists at
Mon Jul 17 06:43:04 PDT 2006

Στις 17-07-2006, ημέρα Δευ, και ώρα 13:44 +0100, ο/η Pádraig Brady
> Simos Xenitellis wrote:
> > Are you using GTK+-based applications?
> This caught me out before. See the bottom of:
> Why does GTK+ use it's own incomplete and inaccurate mappings?

GTK+ is multiplatform and it is desirable for users to have a common
keyboard input experience when writing in different languages, on
different platforms.

The reason why the GTK+ mappings are incomplete 
is because this guy is not doing his job fast enough,

If you would like a patch to get your system working, I am happy to
provide one. Both Ubuntu and Fedora allow you to easily modify the
source of an installed package, compile and install of ther original.

As a short-term alternative, you can also change the input method from
the default GTK+ IM to the X Input Method (XIM), in your Linux
Add in your system configuration (perhaps /etc/profile) the line
export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
so the X Input Method is chosen by default. 
Then, any compose sequences in the Compose file are available.
You will need to restart your session for this to take effect.


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