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    Default How To type degree symbol?

    Anybody know an easier way to type the degree symbol ° in openSUSE?

    I'm getting really tired of using copy paste, and none of the other methods I've read about work.
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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    Quote Originally Posted by caprus View Post
    Anybody know an easier way to type the degree symbol ° in openSUSE?

    I'm getting really tired of using copy paste, and none of the other methods I've read about work.
    Have you tried [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+U followed by the hex code for the character (00B0 for the degree symbol).

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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    About which methods have you read, and where were those documented (URLs)?
    Into which program(s) are you typing this? Which version of openSUSE,
    and which desktop environment (KDE, Gnome, etc.)?

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    Depends. This used to be an Xorg setting, these days it's done through the desktop. In KDE

    - Systemsettings - Input devices - Keyboard - Advanced
    - Check "Configure Keyboard Options
    - open Compose Key
    - check "Right Alt"
    - click Apply
    Now you can create almost any character, by composing it:
    Ralt " o => ö
    Ralt o o => °
    Ralt 0 a => å
    Ralt , k => ķ
    Ralt s s => ß

    In GNOME it's done in the same way, throught the desktop settings.
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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    Quote Originally Posted by chief_sealth View Post
    Have you tried [CTRL]+[SHIFT]+U followed by the hex code for the character (00B0 for the degree symbol).
    Thanx, but nothing happens.
    Quote Originally Posted by ab View Post
    About which methods have you read, and where were those documented (URLs)?
    Into which program(s) are you typing this? Which version of openSUSE,
    and which desktop environment (KDE, Gnome, etc.)?
    How to Type a Degree Symbol
    Degree symbol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    & a couple of others that I found through a duckduckgo search

    KDE 4.10
    LibreOffice Writer, kwrite, Thunderbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    - Systemsettings - Input devices - Keyboard - Advanced
    - Check "Configure Keyboard Options
    - open Compose Key
    - check "Right Alt"
    - click Apply
    Now you can create almost any character, by composing it:
    Ralt o o => °
    Works great, just what I wanted

    Thanks to all
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    depends on the keyboard map and language specified...here, with a
    danish keyboard and a us_english system lingo i just type

    AltGr+Shift+A and get º

    (AltGR is the right Ctrl key on non-international keyboards, so _try_
    Right Ctrl plus Shift plus A

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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    On 2013-02-24 20:26, Knurpht wrote:

    > Now you can create almost any character, by composing it:
    > Ralt " o => ö
    > *Ralt o o => °*
    > Ralt 0 a => å
    > Ralt , k => ķ
    > Ralt s s => ß
    >
    > In GNOME it's done in the same way, throught the desktop settings.


    Compose is an old trick, should work on any desktop.

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    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    @dd
    Thanks for suggestion, but no luck here. (lenovo laptop with a non standard keyboard)

    @Knurpht
    Your suggestion prompted me to discover Linux Compose Key Sequences
    Very interesting, thanx again
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    graham NNTP User

    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    dd wrote:

    > depends on the keyboard map and language specified...here, with a
    > danish keyboard and a us_english system lingo i just type
    >
    > AltGr+Shift+A and get º
    >
    > (AltGR is the right Ctrl key on non-international keyboards, so _try_
    > Right Ctrl plus Shift plus A
    >


    On my system
    AltGr+Shift+0 where 0 is zero

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    josephkk NNTP User

    Default Re: How To type degree symbol?

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:16:02 GMT, john hudson
    <john_hudson@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    >AltGr-Shift-0 ? with the UK keyboard. (Never ever used compose or
    >U+xxxx)


    It is pretty much related to the original 5150 and the Redmond, OR, USA
    company OSs.

    ?-)

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