On 13 April 2012 02:39, Marcos Barbosa <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Press ^and space. The character shows up
Ahhh... "international" keyboard layout, with dead keys. Sorry, I did
not think of that - we users of US or UK English don't have any dead
keys in our map! The caret must be the dead key for a circumflex
I'm getting problems to use "bc" command in konsole because i
need to use ^ (
circumflex accent) but konsole don't show it.
Anyone know how can i make that character appear?
Don't know what bc command is, but: Using pclos I can print a ^
without any tricks, and having set a compose key,
I can type hôtel, for instance, in the terminal. I just tried it.
I would be surprised if your Ubuntu machine won't do
that. (I have US keyboard with the compose key set up for the right
CTRL key. If you have a k/b with Microsoft keys,
you could make the right M/S key your control key--it's not good for
anything else.) Generally speaking, any character
I can print in KWrite, or LibreOffice or Thunderbird mail, I can
print in the terminal. And most mail readers can reproduce
the foreign characters OK too. I'm sure you can set up a compose key
in Ubuntu--I have probably done it myself in
the past, when I was messing with Ubuntu. That distro has superb
documentation, so look it up. I've never seen a
command that used a foreign character, but I believe that some
complicated bash commands use the ^ by itself,
so you shouldn't even need a compose key for that.
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On 13 April 2012 02:58, Doug <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I've never seen a
> command that used a foreign character, but I believe that some complicated
> bash commands use the ^ by itself,
> so you shouldn't even need a compose key for that.
It doesn't need to be /that/ complicated - e.g.
lproven@blackbox-2:/usr$ ls -la | grep ^d
... gives a list of entries in that directory that start with a "d",
i.e., which are directories.
But you are using a keyboard layout which doesn't have dead keys. The
problem Fernando was describing doesn't happen on keyboards without