[ltp] How to get a non EN keyboard for x61s

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 01:13:09 +0000


On 08/01/14 12:46, Sergi Pons Freixes wrote:
> Just be aware that you can fully write in spanish with an EN keyboard,
> it is not really cumbsersome once you get used to it ;)

Just in case you hadn't already discovered:

0.  AltGr (optionally with shift) gives you some extra symbols.
      Eg:  AltGr + M     gives   


1. The AltGr + deadkeys trick is really useful. The dead-keys are the 5 
punctuation keys which Alt-Gr uses specially:       ; ' # [ ]

Eg, press and release    AltGr + ;
     then press           Shift + E
     and you get                          (capital E + acute).


2. You can alter any specific key mapping for the raw key, or in 
combination with any of the modifiers, by using the "xmodmap" program.


3. You can also make the other modifier keys such as the "Windows" key 
into additional types of shift-key; these are sometimes named Alt, Meta, 
Hyper and Super. This gave rise to the acronym for a popular editor 
which makes heavy use of them:  Escape-Meta-Alt-Control-Shift.


Hope that helps.

Richard