Re: Need howto info for typing accented chars on US keyboard in Linux

From: Alex Plantema <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:04:54 +0100

Op zondag 13 januari 2013 02:47 schreef Leslie Turriff:

> I've been searching the web for information about how to type accented
> characters (French) using a US 104-key keyboard. I understand that a
> compose key is involved, but everything I've found so far has
> involved adding character<=>key mappings using xmodmap, whereas it
> appears that one does not need to do that; but there seems to be an
> assumption that just saying "press the compose key and..." magic
> happens.

When you only need some French diacrits like accents, diaereses, cedillas,
the easiest way is probably the dead key method:
with the US International keyboard driver installed:

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