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[Bug 1683898] Re: Compose key section needs to be updated


Please note that the Ubuntu Desktop Guide, i.e.


is not intended to reflect Ubuntu GNOME 17.04, but only Ubuntu 17.04
(with Unity). OTOH, neither GNOME Help seems to accurately reflect
Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 in this respect; changing the affected packages of
this bug.

As you say, the GUI option to set a compose key seems to be gone in
Ubuntu GNOME 17.04. Can't tell if it's a bad design decision or if there
is some other GUI way which is not (yet) documented. Anyway, you can set
it with a terminal command.

To make <RightCtrl> the compose key, run:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options

To see which other keys are possible to use, enter the terminal command:

man xkeyboard-config

and scroll down to the section "Position of Compose key".

** Package changed: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu) => gnome-user-docs (Ubuntu)

** Also affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided
       Status: New

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  Compose key section needs to be updated

Status in gnome-control-center package in Ubuntu:
Status in gnome-user-docs package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The changes implemented with https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source
  /ubuntu-docs/+bug/1624778 in https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-
  help/stable/tips-specialchars.html.en#compose do not reflect the
  current settings dialog for Ubuntu-Gnome 17.04.

  Going from "All Settings" to "Keyboard" switches to "Keyboard Shortcuts" immediately.
  The new "Keyboard Shortcuts" dialog does not seem to contain settings for 'compose key' (the group "Typing" only contains "Switch to {next,previous} input source").

  PS: In the meantime, where do I find the settings for 'compose key' in
  Ubuntu-Gnome 17.04? :(

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