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    Default "" character on US QWERTY

    How do I compose the '' character on a US QWERTY keyboard?

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    Enable the Compose key, usually you choose the Windows key or the Menu key, in Regional settings > Keyboard layout and then you can enter it as Compose ` u. Analogous sequences work for other accented characters, e.g. , and characters like € (Compose = E).

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    So as far as I can tell, it can not be done with the standard English keyboard and would require a different language. Or, you can run the program:

    /usr/bin/charmap

    Character Map Examples: űŰųŵů

    And select the Character from a Listing or from this web site here:

    Typing Spanish Written Accents

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    So as far as I can tell, it can not be done with the standard English keyboard and would require a different language. Or, you can run the program:
    Nope, that's what compose sequences are for.

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    Nope, that's what compose sequences are for.
    Which is not enabled by default and must take away a key for use as something else. Yes I did see that description, but was unsure you would want to give up a key, which was called a "dead key" for this purpose. Also, at least in the past, such keyboard modifications either did not work well or did not work at all. Can't say for sure on the most recent version of openSUSE.

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    Most Linux users have no use for a Windows key, except for this purpose. There is usually a key you can give up. You phrased your answer as it it couldn't be done at all, which is certainly not the case.

    Not only does it work well on openSUSE, but also other distros. The setting panel is part of KDE. There is something analogous for GNOME. They both work on the X server settings. Recently the console and X server keyboard settings were unified which should make life less confusing.

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    I would update my config, except that I'm stuck on login because my account information contains the ""... This was a fresh openSUSE 11.4 RC1 install. Should I reinstall with ASCII-compatible account information or is there a better solution?

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    On 02/19/2011 10:06 AM, pdedecker wrote:
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    > Should I reinstall with ASCII-compatible account
    > information or is there a better solution?


    you do not have to reinstall in order to change a password...use YaST
    > Security & Users > User & Group Management


    just edit it to what you want and click ok

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    Hi,

    if you can, login as root and simply create another user (w/o accented chars....).

    I m' not sure whether you can modify the normal user's password as root as well (which would be even easier), but you could certainly try!

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    Default Re: "" character on US QWERTY

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    you do not have to reinstall in order to change a password...use YaST
    I know, but the thing is that I can't login as myself or root because I let AutoYaST set up the default account with a special character that apparently isn't available on US QWERTY keyboards, which is the keymap that AutoYaST was told to use by a VMware script.

    I've deleted the hard drive image and I'm now doing a reinstall.

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