no accents with dead keys
Paul A. Rubin
parubin73 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 22:54:46 UTC 2020
On 7/12/20 4:02 PM, jorge hernando wrote:
> I have one PC with english keyboard (US international with dead
> keys) and another one with spanish keyboard (Castilian Spanish with
> dead keys) both with fedora 32 (since a couple of days) and lyx
> 184.108.40.206. In both PC have the same problem: the accents work perfectly
> (e.g. á is " 'a ") when in a terminal, opening nedit, ooffice, etc.
> but in lyx not only it doesn't work, the dead key is really dead: if I
> type ' in lyx it doesn't type anything but, there is at least one
> exception, when saving a file, I can type a name with accents (?)
> A couple of days ago, I updated the PCs which both were with fedora
> 29 and lyx 2.3.3 and worked correctly. I tried downgrading lyx to
> 2.3.4 to no avail. I wanted to install the lyx 2.3.3 of fedora 29 but
> couldn't. I tried, according to the customization manual, to add the
> following line to the file .lyx/lyxrc.default
> accent-circumflex "S-^"
> to no avail. I created the file .lyx/lyxrc with the same line and
> with the same result. I looked at some .kmap files in
> /usr/share/lyx/kbd, specifically at the francais.kmap, espanol.kmap
> and the european.kmap and all of them have the acents defined. Then I
> went to Tools -> Editing -> Keyboard/Mouse and included them in turn
> with no change at all. I looked at /usr/share/lyx/bind and was
> completely lost; I didn't understand a thing. Searching with google I
> found some references but also didn't understand them. In the mailing
> list it is mentioned (in 2019) that there is a workaround related with
> Qt: to include in .xsessionrc the line
> export QT_IM_MODULE=xim
> I created the file with that line but didn't work
> As now I'm writing in french, which needs all the dead keys
> combinations, I exclude the use of latex writing style.
> As conclusion: am I doing anything wrong? The other possibilities I
> see are: either I'm a lucky guy and I found a bug in lyx or the fedora
> 32 implementation went askew. Any suggestions?
> Jorge Hernando
I'm not familiar with Fedora, but on Mint (and this presumably also
works on Ubuntu) I went into the system keyboard preferences (not LyX
preferences) and set the "compose" key (in my case to the right Alt
key). So in any text application, the combination Alt+' a and the
combination Alt+a ' both produce á (with Alt being the right Alt key).
This also works in LyX.
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