On Mon 21 Mar 2011, Philipp A. wrote: > oh, i guess you’d like to file a bug request for this. it’s quite > useful and has no drawbacks at all.
Well, the drawback is that it takes up a key combination :-). For example, in the US-international dead-key layout, AltGr+. applies an overdot diacritic to the next character, so remapping it to an ellipsis would remove that capability. You don't mention which keyboard layout you are using. > i think one of the greatest reasons why linux isn’t adapted as > desktop os is that you can’t just say sth. like i did and assume it > it right for everyone. Both Linux and Windows offer a choice of hundreds of keyboard layouts, since different languages have different character sets (a US keymap would not gain much success in Greece). > i hope one day i’ll get to print my own keyboard with math symbols > all over. I did once turn a UK keyboard into a Swedish keyboard using white enamel paint, black marker pen, clear varnish, and a steady hand. The main problem was that the varnish started degrading after a couple of years' daily use. As an Emacs user, I've found that the easiest way to get rarely used Unicode symbols is to hit ctrl-x, 8, enter and type the name of the symbol (I believe the numbers also work but I have trouble remembering them). Also note that it's possible to switch between different keyboard layouts using a hotkey combination, which is handy e.g. for quickly entering Greek characters in a scientific document. Pont ___________________________________________________________________________________ If your question is of interest to others as well, please add an entry to the Wiki! maillist : firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.ntg.nl/mailman/listinfo/ntg-context webpage : http://www.pragma-ade.nl / http://tex.aanhet.net archive : http://foundry.supelec.fr/projects/contextrev/ wiki : http://contextgarden.net ___________________________________________________________________________________