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I need to change only one key in my keyboard, the key for ç, it is not used in my language nor the keyboard language so I don't know why someone would put that key there, in fact I've only seen that letter in the Portuguese language i would like to change it to something else, how can i do it?

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  • Is there an actual key with ç printed on it, or is it another key that appears on the screen as ç? – drinxy Jan 24 '15 at 5:57
  • Its another key, my keyboard layout is set to spanish, my keyboard is english, and it works fine with the exception of that key (and maybe some others too) – octohedron Jan 24 '15 at 6:09

There are two possibilities:

  1. Use this key to perform something useful like opening the calculator, or web browser or, ... by going into system settings - keyboard - shortcuts.

  2. As you want to change the standard keyboard layout of a standard language in an OS with automatic updates enabled, you have to create a new language, with a new keyboard layout to be able to change ç to for example % as otherwise any update touching on the language settings of Ubuntu or keyboard layout will reset the work you've done and it'll cause you great frustration and rage... :(

(I've tried it and it's not worth trying to change the standard layout as I use ' and ` more then § and ³)

  • That being said: if you still want to go ahead, read an unreliable guide to keyboard configuration – Fabby Jan 26 '15 at 12:41
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    Thanks for your answer, i decided I'm going to try and switch between languages (with sup + space) and get used to it, if i can't get used to it I might try and create a whole new language/layout. – octohedron Jan 27 '15 at 6:10
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    FYI: GA is already taken, but GZ doesn't exist yet... ;-) – Fabby Jan 27 '15 at 8:05

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