how do i assign a shortcut to a specific character?

Asked by Ronald on 2008-10-08

I would like to assign CRTL+ALT+CAPSLOCK+A to the letter Á because i use this a lot.

how do i do this?

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Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #1

The easiest way to do this is to go to System, Preferences, Keyboard (not shortcuts), choose the Layout tab, click on Layout Options, go to Compose key position and specify a Control Key.

Once you have done that, to get the letter Á, press 1. the control key, 2. the ' (single quote) and then 3. shift + A.

Similarly, you can easily create these: á, à, ö, ñ, ô, .....

Note: Many people set the Windows keys as their control keys ... the left Windows key is used by compiz-fusion.

Andre Mangan (kyphi) said : #2

Correction: ... the left Windows key is used as a trigger for "some of the functions" of compiz-fusion.

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