Re: [wmii] Re: quick thanks... for wmii

From: Uriel <>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2007 18:59:09 +0100

I have no clue about dead keys, never had any use for them anyway, but
on Plan 9(and I think p9p) you certainly don't need them, you can
enter all the german/french/spanish chars(and a few more) easily from
an US keyboard layout, see keyboard(6) for details.

This is another wonderful Plan 9 feature that I miss every time I have
to use some other idiotic system where I need to figure out how to
change the damned keymap just to enter a few characters from another
language, on Plan 9 they are all on your finger tips, from
mathematical symbols to chess pieces(!), and including greek, latin
cyrillic alphabets. Look around /lib/keyboard and have fun finding out
how to type characters you didn't even know existed in Unicode.

As for azerty, I know a few people that uses azerty with Plan 9, and I
can't think why it should be any problem, unlike vi, Plan 9 apps make
no assumptions about keyboard layout.


On 1/19/07, thomas <> wrote:
> my 2 ¢: every editor lets me type in german or french with an azerty
> keyboard but acme: it has no support for dead keys -- blöd/bête. (That
> is way more annoying as the lack of syntax highlighting to me.)
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