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Author: Haines Brown
To: dng
Subject: [DNG] compose key with Dell keyboard
I used to have an IBM M-5 keyboard and used the Alt_R key as the
compose key. When I switched to a Dell Quiet Key keyboard compose
ceased to work.

I find that

  $ nano /etc/default/keyboard

I copied the currrent keyboard map to my home direcory:

$ xmodmap -pke > ~/.Xmodmap

When I go to edit it to define a compose key, they map lacks the
key I need:

  $ xmodmap -pke | grep Alt
    keycode  64 = Alt_L Meta_L Alt_L Meta_L

but no Alt_R or ralt. I could use right Windows but do not see it
in the map either.

Should not both keys be present in a pc105 keyboard regardless of who
made it?

Or must I dispose of the Dell keyboard?


     Haines Brown