Sunday, February 14, 2016

Type French Characters in Ubuntu

To enable typing French characters in Ubuntu:
System Settings -> Keyboard.
Switch to Shortcuts tab.
Select Typing in left nav.
Modify Compose Key from disable to Right Alt (i.e. Alt Gr) or any personal choice.

Accent A E I O U Type Keyboard
' á é í ó ú Acute accent single quote
" ä ë ï ö ü Diaeresis double quotes
` à è ì ò ù Grave accent grave
~ ã ĩ õ ũ
^ â ê î ô û Circumflex accent caret
Example: ê = [Right Alt] + [Shift] + [6], [e]

To add French support to LibreOffice Writer:
System Settings -> Language Support.
Click Install/Remove Languages and add French.
Restart LibreOffice Write and it should have French in dictionary.

In LibreOffice Write, Tool -> Language -> For all Text -> More.
Change Default languages for documents to French.

Add Language Blocked by Untrusted Packages

Try to add new language supports in Edubuntu and block by untrusted packages error.

Requires installation of untrusted packages:
This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources.

Try to run Software Updater to get latest package update.  Then try to add language again.