Thursday, May 31, 2012

Type umlauts on Dvorak keyboard in Linux

Here is an article explaining how to enable typing German umlauts (and others) in Linux. This is so convenient. Now I can type umlauts straight from Dvorak keyboard layout.
Basically, in the keyboard layout settings, set the Compose key. In Fedora 18 Gnome 3.6 this is in Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing.
I use Right Alt for this. And then type key combinations to get umlauts:
  • ä = compose, ", a
  • ö = compose, ", o
  • ü = compose, ", u
  • ß = compose, s, s
and so on. There are many other special characters that can be typed this way.
Source Article.


Sarah M said...

Thank you for this! Very useful for me as a basic Linux user who wants to be able to type in German.

Sarah M said...

Thanks for this! Very useful for me.