View Full Version : F12 - Entering Unicode characters in Gnome via Ctrl+Shift+u, no longer works

8th December 2009, 04:11 PM
For some unknown (to me) reason, "Ctrl+Shift+u, <unicode number>" doesn't work in F12. I had gotten quite used to this method in order to input several symbols and if you know what you want, it is a lot faster compared to using the character map. This was working in all recent Fedora versions.

Does anyone know how to enable this functionality?

9th December 2009, 12:59 AM
This method works with the Gnome input module, but not with the default xim. You need to set
I think it goes in /etc/environment.
If that doesn't work, try /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/none.conf.

9th December 2009, 02:33 AM
Thanks a lot for the pointer, you've been most helpful. I decided to create startup scripts containing "export GTK_IM_MODULE=gtk-im-context-simple" for gedit, OOo Writer and pidgin and made the launchers point to the scripts instead of applying the change system wide. (Was there an easier way to integrate that into the launchers?)

12th December 2009, 03:15 PM
Edit: I discovered that when I had my keyboard turned to greek, I was unable to enter certain doubly accented characters, such as " ΐ ", so I was forced to change GTK_IM_MODULE for my account. I accomplished that by changing xim to gtk-im-context-simple in ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/interface/%gconf.xml. I 'll wait to see if that survives any future updates and I 'll report back.

20th December 2009, 12:40 PM

You must enable the 'input method'

System->Preferences->Input method

Then edit the 'enable or disable' to control-shift-u