On Wed, 2003-02-12 at 10:17, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Ben Reser wrote:
> > Yeah well US keyboards don't even have a <Alt Graph> key.
> > My bottom row is:
> > Ctrl Win Alt Space Alt Win Menu Ctrl
> Your rightmost Alt key will be interpreted as AltGr when a keyboard
> mapping is installed that supports it.
> It's actually quite easy to create accented characters, also on a US
> keyboard, by setting the keyboard to US International. Keys like ` " and ,
> will then act as "dead keys" so when you type them they will not appear on
> screen immedeately, but only after a following character has been typed.
> If that character can have the accent that's indicated by the dead key
> then the accented character is displayed.

Haha. Now THIS is an odd bug. Alt-Gr *does* act like this on my British
keyboard, but it doesn't recognise the British keyboard layout.

On British keyboards, the " character is shift-2, not shift-<the key two
to the right of L>. That key, on British keyboards, produces ' and @.
But if I want a U umlaut, I have to do <ALT GR> <'> <u>, not <ALT GR>
<2> <u>. That is, for this purpose, my keyboard acts as if it was a US
keyboard, not a British keyboard. How odd! Anyone know where the bug is
in this case?

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