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Sep 302012
 

There is a compose functionality out there:

Linux umlaut typing

For the Gnome Desktop:

  • go to System -> Preferences -> Hardware -> Keyboard on the Gnome menu
  • select the Layouts tab
  • click the Options… button
  • expand Compose key position
  • check the box Right Ctrl is Compose or Right Win-key is Compose

The Right Ctrl or the Right Win key are now a “compose key”. With it you can compose symbols by combining two characters. The double-quote then the letter “a” equals an umlaut-a (ä). Tap the compose key, then tap shift+quote for a double-quote, then tap the a-key.

  • ä is compose, then “, then a
  • ö is compose, then “, then o
  • ü is compose, then “, then u
  • ß is compose, then s, then s

The list of compose key sequences can be found at:

Compose key sequences

Content found at blog: http://idolinux.blogspot.com/

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  One Response to “Umlauts in Linux using US-keyboard layout”

  1. And not just US keyboard layouts. Been looking for a simple way to achieve this on UK keyboard layouts using GTK apps on Fluxbox. So much simpler than the usual CTRL-SHIFT-u method I have been using. Plus the fact that your method means this works in QT based apps too!

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