Typing accented characters in Linux

By VicRic
May 19, 2007
  1. Hi. I use gedit as editor in my Linux systems (SUSE and Fedora); there I find that I can't type in accented characters like I used to do in Windows.

    In the text editor in Windows, even using an English keyboard configuration, I could type in accented characters by entering a combination of Alt+<ASCIIcode>, for example Alt+130 would type in the accented 'e' character; this sequence doesn't work in Linux.

    Any suggestions on how to solve the problem ?

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    In GNOME, you can use Ctrl+Shift+u<code>. <code> means the unicode code point in hex. A la hold ctrl, hold alt, type u40 and you get @
  3. VicRic

    VicRic TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 44

    Excellent! Thanks Nodsu.

    á ctrl+shft+ue1

    é ctrl+shft+ue9

    í ctrl+shft+ued

    ó ctrl+shft+uf3

    ú ctrl+shft+ufa

    ü ctrl+shft+ufc

    ñ ctrl+shft+uf1

    ¿ ctrl+shft+ubf

    ¡ ctrl+shft+ua1

    Also in Fedora and SUSE you can use 'Character Map / All Unicode Blocks' to find out the UTF16 code for any other character you may want to use.

    BTW I haven't tried this with KDE.

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