Kubuntu Quick Tip: Foreign Characters

Here's a quick tip if you find yourself typing a lot of accented letters, etc. We're going to assign our keyboard a Compose key.

In Kubuntu, do the following:

  1. Open the "K" menu
  2. Click "System Settings"
  3. Click "Regional and Language"
  4. Go to the "XKB Options" tab
  5. Scroll down to "Compose Key Position" section, and click "Right Alt is Compose" (Or whatever other key you don't use much.
  6. Click "Apply" and close the window.

See the Wikipedia entry on the Compose key for many different things you can now easily enter with your Compose key, such as ä, à, , ß, ç, ©, 
« and », 
¹, ², ³, 
§, æ and œ, etc.

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