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Old 12-15-2007, 11:39 PM
"Paul DeShaw"
Default Ubuntu-Studio-users Digest, Vol 7, Issue 56

From:*"Luis de Bethencourt" <
To:*"Ubuntu Studio Users Help and Discussion" <ubuntu-studio-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
Date:*Wed, 28 Nov 2007 09:47:33 +0100

Subject:*Re: My single quote key is misbehaving
Fix the keyboard layout. What you are seeing is not a single quote but
a latin accent.

' *-> quote
` -> accent
´ -> other accent

Why you have to press it twice? Because *ccénts gó with léttèrs. So

you préss the accent and then the lèttér it goes with. And if you want
it alone, you press it twice.

Luis de Bethencourt

> On Nov 27, 2007 10:32 PM, Darrin Goodman <
darrin.goodman@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Essentially, when I hit the single quote key, on the first click,
> > nothing happens, or sometimes my computer will beep at me but it won´t
> > print the quote. *Usually, the single quote appears after the second

> > click of the key. *Also, the single quote is not the standard tick
> > mark, but is rather a very sloped single quote. *Not sure if the slope
> > comes across or not in this email. ( ´ )

> > - Darrin

From:*Yvan Vander Sanden <yvan@youngmusic.org>

It's not a bug, it's a feature!

If you want the standard tick mark, press the quote followed by a space.

This is also very handy for making characters with accents. Just type
the quote followed by the character: é á ź ć

backwards accents can be formed with the quote left from the number one:

* è

Trema's with the double quote ä ë etc.

You should be able to change this behaviour using
System->preferences->keyboard but I don't know what option you should
choose. Guess you have to experiment a bit. *On the other hand, this
feature is really handy if you get used to it. Maybe you should try it

for a few weeks.


My keyboard is not doing this; what keyboard layout should I choose in Systems->preverences->keyboards to get this feature?* Sometimes I post on the Musix forum and might like to interject some Spanish. This feature would be so much easier than switching back and forth between keyboards!* If you visit Musix forums (
http://foros.musix.es), I am Bazbo; on Ubuntu Forums I am Aurora.* Like* Yvan, I also have an M-Audio Ozone, but I have been struggling for over a year to get it to work properly in Linux.* You are lucky yours works. If you think you can help, please see this thread:

I have stumped everybody on every forum and mail list I have tried.* Maybe it is just time for new hardware?

Luis, thank you for the short tutorial.* Now maybe I won't have to skip the accent marks when I attempt to write in Spanish.

As you can see, I am behind reading this forum, and am just getting to late November.* If you reply to this message, please CC zaltar at myway dot com so I see the reply before next February :0* Also, G-Mail does not let me write the subject line when I reply, so I am sorry for the silly subject line, but there is nothing I can do about it.* At least I edited the other posts from the digest.


Paul in Seattle

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