Umlauts on English keyboards
Micha is just sitting next to me, writing a new blog post. He’s writing in German with an English keyboard, so he has to encode umlauts like ä with an
ä . I can not watch any longer, here is the trick.
Still blogged about it, you can create such additional keys with Xmodmap. So choose a key, get its key code for example with
xbindkeys -k and create a file
$HOME/.Xmodmap with the following syntax:
XXX ist the code of your key and
YYY is that what should happen. For example:
That gives you an ä/Ä on the key with code 137 and so on. To let the file take effect just run
xmodmap $HOME/.Xmodmap . Btw
xmodmap -pke will give you the actual running keymap.
So Micha, no need to type to much ;)