Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

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Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by drpeppercan » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 am

I am using the above mentioned keyboard layout, for English and Spanish. But is there a way to use it for French too?

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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by rene » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:09 am

Bien sûr, pourquoi pas?

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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by drpeppercan » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:16 pm

Tres bien!
Donc, comment fais-tu l'accent grave sur la lettre e, a, etc ? (contraire a espagnol).
Et, la cedille sous la lettre c.

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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by gm10 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:34 pm

drpeppercan wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:16 pm
Tres bien!
Donc, comment fais-tu l'accent grave sur la lettre e, a, etc ? (contraire a espagnol).
Et, la cedille sous la lettre c.

Merci
I'll respond in English because this is the English part of the forum. Because not all desktop environments support this, here's a screenshot of your chosen keyboard layout as my MATE desktop shows me (Mint menu > Keyboard > Show for an interactive version if you're using MATE, and I think also Cinnamon):
kbd_en_intl.png
You will find the "accent grave" in the top left and the "cedille" next to the m. The default binds are the ones shown on the left-hand side of the keys, the AltGr binds are on the right.

So for è you have to press AltGr+` and then e. ç is just AltGr+,.

T'as tout compris ? :P

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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by rene » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:48 pm

I'll just add that although you see from the layout-picture that e.g. AltGr+e is é you can also compose aigu similarly to grave: AltGr+', <let go>, e. This is frequently easier to remember: AltGr+' (é), AltGr+` (è), AltGr+6 (ê, note that ^ is above 6), AltGr+" (ë), ...

Those single compose-keys are also identified on the layout-picture.

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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm

A bit off topic but perhaps useful:
On a Swiss keyboard you can find German with all umlauts as well as French with all accents.
Very handy for all those who repeatedly enter texts in different languages...
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Re: Can "English (Intl., with AltGr dead keys)" be used for French too?

Post by drpeppercan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Got it!

Thank you both for your help! :)

DPC

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