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    Default SCIM Latin-Pre / Latin-Post help

    Does anybody know where I can find a manual for SCIM's Latin-Pre and/or Latin-Post (t-latn-pre / t-latn-post) input method?

    I've been trying to figure out how to get characters with accent grave and with cedille (like and ), but no success. Oh, and how does one get a German eszett ()?

    Best,

    homoludens

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    Default Re: SCIM Latin-Pre / Latin-Post help

    I don't know anything about SCIM but, if you are using KDE, go to Keyboard layouts and install the German (QWERTZ) layout. is then next to 0 on my keyboard. It's also alt-gr s on my UK English layout but I assume you want to use other German accents. In which case adding a German keyboard layout gets you them all.

    Grave and cedilla are 7 and 9 on the French (AZERTY) keyboard layout. Once you have them installed, it's easy to flip even when writing English to which you want to add the occasional accent.
    Last edited by john_hudson; 08-Nov-2008 at 01:01. Reason: Information about French layout

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    John:

    Thanks for the reply. I think I would prefer to use SCIM Latin-Pre because then I wouldn't have to switch between all sorts of keyboards (and I wouldn't have to learn the different keys for punctuation on each keyboard ... ).

    Cheers,

    homoludens

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    Default Re: SCIM Latin-Pre / Latin-Post help

    I have just Googled SCIM and it appears that users from all distributions are asking the same question. Have you opened a console and looked for some documentation that may have come with the package?

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    John,

    thanks for the tip, I didn't think about checking the documentation that came with SCIM. Doesn't look like there's anything on the Latin-Pre/Post transcription mode, though, at least not as far as I can see.

    I also used try-and-error to see whether I can find accent grave characters. No success. Either they're not implemented (which would surprise me, given the fact that I came across all sorts of characters that are by far less commonly used), or there some sort of knack I haven't discovered yet ...

    Best,

    homoludens

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    Default Re: SCIM Latin-Pre / Latin-Post help

    Well, took me a long time, but I finally found the information I was looking for. For completion, here is the link to an overview over these two input methods, as well as over other SCIM input methods:

    The m17n Library

    Cheers,

    homoludens

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    Default Re: SCIM Latin-Pre / Latin-Post help


    Well, took me a long time, but I finally found the information I was
    looking for. For completion, here is the link to an overview over these
    two input methods, as well as over other SCIM input methods:

    'The m17n Library'
    (http://www.m17n.org/common/m17n-docs-en/m17nDBData.html)

    Cheers,

    homoludens


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