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Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby bengoshi » 2017-07-27 07:55

Hi,

I have updated from jessie to stretch. If I use awesome I am not able to use characters like | oder \ neither in the terminal or in writer. The rest of the keyboard-layout is okay, so I am able to use the special German characters. If I chose Gnome instead of awesome it is smoothly and the characters like pipe or backslash work. Have got anyone an idea what I can do?

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby Caitlin » 2017-07-30 14:12

Probably the solution is to press and hold Alt Gr at the same time you press another key; for example Alt Gr-Q to get an @.

Which other key you need to press I don't know. Why don't you experiment?

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[solved]Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special charac

Postby bengoshi » 2017-07-31 21:01

Thanks for your answer, Caitlin, but I have solved the problem meanwhile.
If other people get the same problem:
xmodmap -pke > .Xmodmap
keycode 108 = Alt_R Meta_R ISO_Level3_Shift
(original after update to stretch: keycode 108 = ISO_Level3_Shift)

Problem solved! :)
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Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby Caitlin » 2017-08-04 16:54

Hmmm --

It sounds like I could use some of that myself. Where is all this documented, please?

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Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby Thorny » 2017-08-05 11:43

Caitlin wrote:Hmmm --

It sounds like I could use some of that myself. Where is all this documented, please?

Caitlin


Doesn't the manual page explain it well enough for you Caitlin?
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Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby Caitlin » 2017-08-07 09:38

Which man page? I tried man special, man special characters, and man awesome, and no manual pages were found for any of them.

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Re: Update to Stretch / awesome/Gnome special characters

Postby Thorny » 2017-08-07 11:09

Caitlin wrote:Which man page?

Since the command you had questions about was xmodmap, perhaps trying "man xmodmap" would help you to understand what bengoshi did.
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