I've been playing with using UTF-8 encoding (rather than
ISO-8859-15) with the Xfree86 v4.<something> supplied with
my SuSE 7.3 system. whilst there are numerous niggles,
the issue currently driving me batty is I cannot figure out
how to input (type in) characters such as é (Latin Small
Letter e with Acute; that is, ISO-8859-15 code E9 hex, or
UTF-8 octet stream C3 A9 hex) from my UK+€ (English) QWERTY
using ISO-8859-15, it's simple --- type the keysequence:
<COMPOSE> <'> <e>
i.e., the COMPOSE "key" (e.g., <SHIFT_Left>+<CONTROL_Right>)
followed first by the ' key and then the e key.
that does nothing using UTF-8. that is, after the COMPOSE,
the following two keys (' then e, or in fact, anything then
anything) seem to vanish into a black hole.
the xmodmap has not changed (AFAIK), i.e. I'm using the same
one with UTF-8 as I was with ISO-8859-15. (this seems like
it might be the problem except I can't quite work out why?)
I'm using ``xterm -u8'' with an ISO-10646-1 font that has the
necessary é glyph, and (AFAIK) the locale is consistent (and
not relevant?). sans ``-u8'' COMPOSE works, so it's not an
xterm(1) problem per se (unlike, or so it seems, Eterm(1)).
what am I doing wrong, and/or have overlooked ??
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