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Newer page: version 7 Last edited on Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:44:56 pm by LawrenceDoliveiro
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 A key recognized by [X] that you can use to enter a whole range of [Unicode] characters with mnemonic key sequences. For example, compose-singlequote-e to enter an “é” (e-acute) character. Note this is not a “modifier” key, it’s more like a “dead” key—you press it, let it go, then press the rest of the keys in the sequence in turn. 
+Here’s how to get some of the more common accented characters:  
+<?plugin OldStyleTable  
+|*accents* | *key sequence*  
+| acute: á, é, í, ó, ú | compose-singlequote-''letter''  
+| caret: â, ê, î, ô, û | compose-caret-''letter''  
+| cedilla: ç | compose-comma-''letter''  
+| grave: à, è, ì, ò, ù | compose-backquote-''letter''  
+| macron: ā, ē, ī, ō, ū | compose-underscore-''letter''  
+| tilde: ã, ñ, õ | compase-tilde-''letter''  
+| umlaut: ä, ë, ï, ö, ü | compose-doublequote-''letter''  
 By default this function is not assigned to any key. You can tell the X server what key to use for this function with a command of the form 
  <tt>setxkbmap -option compose:</tt>''keyname'' 
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 To get the largest choice of characters, make sure you select a [UTF-8]-encoded locale. 
-To get macrons for Māori text, press compose-underscore-''vowel''.  
 But this can be useful even if you don’t write accented characters and text in multiple languages: the characters available include typographic niceties like the following: 
 <?plugin OldStyleTable 
 |*description* | *looks like* | *key sequence* 
-| opening double quote | “ | compose-lessthen -doublequote 
+| opening double quote | “ | compose-lessthan -doublequote 
 | closing double quote | ” | compose-greaterthan-doublequote 
 | opening single quote | ‘ | compose-lessthan-singlequote 
 | closing single quote/apostrophe | ’ | compose-greaterthan-singlequote 
 | em-dash | — | compose-hyphen-hyphen-hyphen