I just switched from Windows to Kubuntu 16.04 and would like to set my keyboard to polytonic Greek to type every combination of diacritic necessary in a comfortable way.
I set up Greek (polytonic) as another keyboard layout and a switch with a shortcut to change between German and Greek.
Somehow the way I used to type stacked diacritics in Windows doesn´t work out any more. The greek letters are displayed, but of the abundant varieties of diacritics possible only four (acute, gravis, circumflex and iota subscriptum) are typed, and none of them stackable. (On a German QWERTZ-Keyboard these are "ö" + "a", "ä" + "a", "ü" + "a" and "+" + "a", respectively; this increases confusion, as some instructions like "hit [any key]" are difficult for me to figure out as I don´t know which physical keyboard setting the instructor has at hand).
How to type Greek characters with a breathing and accent is related, and I studied the answer presented, but I fail to find the language support mentioned there in Kubuntu, and to change the input to XIM.
What I would like is two things:
- The setting of character-combinations I have grown used to in the past five years, and which is somewhat explained in the article: http://homepage.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/Thomas.Ihnken/Zeichentabelle.htm (it´s in German, but the combinations are somewhat clear). I´m quite quick typing them, and if there is an easy way to set them up in this way this would save me a lot of time. Is there some kind of idiot-guide at hand to help me set it up?
- Somehow since I have switched to Kubuntu some of my editors don´t display the combinations. If I hit the keys for alpha+circumflex, in this stack-exchange-editor only ~α is displayed, also in sublime-text-editor. In LibreOffice, however, it works. Is there a global solution?