I asked the same question when I used Maverick Meerkat but I can't make that solutions work on Unity. I want to use the keys ´ followed by c and the output should be "ç". It works that way in Windows out of the box, and it did work in Ubuntu 10.10 following the solutions given in the question above. But in 11.04 it outputs "ć". How to change that?
Modify the line where you can find "cedilla" add ":en" at the end
"cedilla" "Cedilla" "gtk20" "/usr/share/locale" "az:ca:co:fr:gv:oc:pt:sq:tr:wa:en"
gtk.immodule file is located at:
For KDE and other applications that are not GTK:
Find all ocorrencies for ć and replace it all for ç, remember to look for the the uppercase matches too Ć and Ç
You may need to restart your gnome.
Try using the Dvorak International layout with dead keys;there's a good possibility that QWERT International with dead keys also uses these keys. On mine, the comma is a live key. (It's used often enough that it would be annoying if it were a dead key.)
For a ç. try AltGr (right Alt) + ,. For a capital, Ç, try Shift+AltGr+,.
Using the same answer for the same question found here: How do I make Cedilla (ç) character available in English USA?
If you're in a hurry, do this and you'll get "ç" instead of "ć":
Press "AltGr + ," then "c".
If you want to know a bit more, keep on reading.
This may be solved already by using one of the answers above, but I realized the best thing to do is to use the keyboard layout, instead of changing things you'll have to eventually change again in the future (after updates, for example).
Before I start, keep in mind I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2, which is not the same distro as the original question mentions (11.04). Anyway, I believe most users have already migrated to newer versions by now. So:
$ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS \n \l
Okay, the first thing I did was looking at the immodules files:
At the header, those files clearly mention they should not be changed, since they're generated automatically:
# GTK+ Input Method Modules file # Automatically generated file, do not edit # Created by /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-3-0/gtk-query-immodules-3.0 from gtk+-3.10.8
So changing them, although it may solve the problem temporarily, is not ideal.
Looking around, I found the best answer ever about why we get a "ć" instead of a "ç" when typing ' + c: because we're really putting an acute accent on the top of letter "c". So the layout is right. With that in mind, how would one put a "kind of a" comma at the bottom of the letter "c"? Using a comma, of course!
So, the solution was the key combination AltGR + , and then "c".
No need for changing any configuration on your computer.
EDIT: If all you want is to change the ç and not the others consonant accented keys that comes with US-international layout from Linux:
- Create a file named .XCompose
- Put in the beginning of the file include "%L" this will import the original configuration of /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose
- Then add those lines :
< dead_acute>< C> : "Ç"
< dead_acute>< c> : "ç" without the spaces inside the < >
Save your file in ~/ directory
But if you want your keyboard act like US-international from Windows :
For everyone that wanted that US-international keyboard like Windows. There is a github repo that can make this work: https://github.com/raelgc/win_us_intl Here what you want to do:
download the zip file
extract wherever you want, your focus should be on the XCompose file.
Open the XCompose file with your preferred text editor, and then put bellow include "/usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose" a line like this: include "%L"
Move the XCompose file to the ~/ directory