Yo. The “x” key on my keyboard is knackered, and I can’t afford a new one at the minute. In Windows that’s fine - I can use alt+0120 and the equivalents for X and ^X etc. - I’ve gotten quite used to it, worryingly.
But in Linux (Kubuntu 7.10, FWIW) I’m stuffed. Is there any convenient equivalent that anyone’s aware of? At the moment I’m reduced to cutting and pasting from character map apps, which royally sucks.
::dons asbestos underwear::
Surely there can’t be an interface innovation in Windows that hasn’t been nicked by Linux, right?
(Yeah, I know, I should buy a new keyboard. But this one’s so goldarn comfortable, it just costs 40 quid I don’t have…)
You should be able to use Unicode. The Unicode numbers (Hexadecimal) are on the character map.
I had just nicely learned to use these to get the Swedish characters I use quite frequently but an upgrade killed that. I haven’t investigated since if the function has been restored.
Try the following though:
Applications that use newer GTK+ libraries (which includes all applications written for Gnome) require a “U” before the Unicode digits. Either of the following sequences should work: