[conspire] Umlaute auf amerikanischen Computern

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Wed Nov 28 18:12:44 PST 2012

On Wed, 2012-11-28 at 09:33 +0000, Nick Moffitt wrote: 
> Mark Weisler:
> > On 11/27/12 6:30 PM, Paul Zander wrote:
> > > I'm looking for an "easy" way to occasionally type German with my
> > > American keyboard & Debian.
> > Ich halte handlich ein Textdokument mit "äöüß". Dann kopiere ich in
> > diesen Charakteren, wie erforderlich.
> I bound AltGr (that's the "right Alt key" on US keyboards) as a Compose
> key in GNOME.  This gives me the ability to input multigraph sequences,
> by tapping out <AltGr>`e to get è and <AltGr>ss to get ß.  Likewise "u
> becomes ü and /o is ø.  
> <AltGr>CCCP instantly becomes ☭ 
> I'm still fighting for *8 to make ☃
> Apologies to the folks on this list who would prevent you from putting
> an umlaut and a snowman in the same document.  You will likely see a lot
> of question marks.

Well, in 1985, I got used to Macintosh, with its Option key. I missed it
so much that I put it in Xorg myself:

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