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How can I assign Spanish characters on a French Canadian netbook keyboard

I would like to assign Alt Gr + n to type ñ Alt Gr + i to type ¡ Alt Gr + g to type ¿ How can I program those key combinations? Ubuntu 12.04, Mini Dell 9 netbook, French Canadian keyboard ...
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Combining keys (e.g., " + e = ë) not working in KDE applications (dead keys)

I have been using 'combining keys' such as + e = ë, ~ + a = ã, ^ + <space> = ^ for the longest time in my Kubuntu setup. I do not remember if the system came like that out of the box or if I ...
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Ubuntu does not correctly display non-ASCII characters in Windows folder names

If I save folders in windows with special characters like ä/ö/ü or chinese characters, they will be displayed with question marks in Ubuntu. But if I write it directly in Ubuntu, it will be displayed ...
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Accented characters in Writer

I write in English and French. With word I can use ctrl/modifier + character to get an accented char. eg ctrl/, +c give c with a cedilla. Is there an equivalent shortcut in Writer as inserting ...
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Ubuntu terminal cant type special characters like backslash (\), slash(/), semicolon (:), etc properly

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 without GUI and i'm having problems entering characters like backslash, slash, semicolon and so forth. The keys which would normally enter these characters print out all kinds ...
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After removing a file with special characters in filename it is still listed

I have removed a file with a special character in its file-name by placing it in the Trash can using Nautilus. Yet, it is still listed using "ls -la" giving something like: -????????? ? ? ? ? ? "file-...
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Why are ASCII control characters ignored when using Ctrl+Shift+U?

I'm trying to enter a tab character in Firefox/Chrome text boxes without having to copy-paste from Emacs. The combination Ctrl+Shift+U then 0009 does not work. In fact, it does not seem to work for ...
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Character encoding in Firefox

I installed Lubuntu 15.04 Vivid last week, making the first step away from Windows for me. I am running Firefox 38.0 (Mozilla Fifefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0). In Windows 7, when I loaded pages ...
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Special character is not displaying correctly

When I ssh to my Ubuntu, it is full of these: rootàip-10-0-1-52:ûù Where is should be this: root@ip-10-0-1-52:~$ All of the special character is not displaying correctly, and it happens when I ...
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Terminal/Putty showing control characters (^M) after updating

I updated my system yesterday afternoon using the recommended updates from Update Manager. After it completed, I shutdown my system and went home for the day. I come in this morning and I am getting ...
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Odd Symbol showing up in file names Xubuntu 16.04

I installed 16.04 and was setting it up and moving some files from an external drive (Fat32 and made in OSX). Some of the files display this very odd character on Xubuntu 14.04 I think these ...
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Printing out document does not print 'åäö'. How do I fix it?

Im trying to print out a scientific paper I have been working on, but for some reason it does not include the letters 'åäö' (Im from Sweden). The operating system is completely on English (I like it ...
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Weird Characters in gmusicbrowser Xubuntu 13.10

one problem. When the shimmer desktop theme in gmusicbrowser in Xubuntu 13.10, i have weird characters like the letter A acting as separators between artist, year and album. Any idea what could i do ...
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Alt+numpad under Ubuntu

I would like to ask, how could I activate alt+numpad combination, or what type of application could I use for this? Some special characters are not on my keyboard, I use this alt+numpad method to use ...
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Tildes won't work in my Spanish keyboard

Using Ubuntu 16.04 with a Spanish keyboard, tildes are not working ("ñ", "ç" work ok). Instead of "balón" I can only type "bal´on". In my 'lxkeymap' application, I configure "Spanish" with all the ...
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AltGr to get special characters

I would like to program my keyboard functionality so that I can get more special characters with AltGr key than the standard set. I would like to get the greek letter alpha by simply typing AltGr+a. ...
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Romanian special characters replaced by default

When I download a subtitle in romanian language my OS replace this characters: ş becomes º ţ becomes þ Even if I open the subtitle in media player or in text editor, the special character are ...
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Keyboard typing problem

last week I formatted my notebook. I installed Ubuntu 14.04. On it I had active two languages. But I Have problem with my keyboard, when I try to type special characters like -.,= all of them are ...
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escape files with special characters in copy command

I'm going to copy many files and folders, some have special characters..how I can copy all files and escape those files with special characters?