User friendly Free Software Desktops (was: Very Worried at MS .net)

MJ Ray markj at
Wed Jul 18 17:36:26 UTC 2001

Josef Dalcolmo <dalcolmo at> writes:

> still a rather difficult task to adjust the keyboard table so one
> can type the German ÄÖÜäöüß, in all the applications on a US
> keyboard (I figured one out, but it might break with the next XFree
> release, and I don't think a normal user would go to the lenth I
> did.

I selected the UK keymap when asked and can type ÄÖÜäöüß quite
easily.  çáàâé etc too.  The AltGr with [, ], ;, ', = and # "dead
keys" make it not too painful.   What is not fun is trying to type
Czech with everything still setup for Latin-1.

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