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Compose Key Sequences

On a SPARC keyboard, pressing the Compose key should illuminate the light on the key. On an IA keyboard, the Compose key is Control-Shift-F1 (hold the Control and Shift keys down and press the F1 key).

Table 40 - Compose Key Sequences for ISO Latin-1 Code Set

Compose

Result

Description

space

space

Space

!

!

Inverted exclamation

c

/

Cents

l

-

Pounds sterling

o

x

Currency symbol

y

-

¥

Yen

|

|

Broken bar

s

o

Section

"

"

Umlaut/diaeresis

c

o

©

Copyright

-

a

Feminine ordinal

<

<

Left guillemet

-

|

Not sign

-

-

-

Soft hyphen

r

o

®

Registered

^

-

Macron

^

0

°

Degree

+

-

±

Plus-minus

^

2

Superscript 2

^

3

Superscript 3

\

\

Prime/acute accent

/

u

Mu/micro

P

!

Pilcro/paragraph

^

.

Middle dot

,

,

Cedilla

^

1

Superscript 1

_

o

Masculine ordinal

>

>

Right guillemet

1

4

Quarter

1

2

Half

3

4

Three quarters

?

?

Inverted question

A

`

A grave

A

'

A acute

A

^

A circumflex

A

~

A tilde

A

"

A umlaut

A

*

A angstrom

A

E

AE ligature

C

,

C cedilla

E

`

E grave

E

'

E acute

E

^

E circumflex

E

"

E umlaut

I

`

I grave

I

'

I acute

I

^

I circumflex

I

"

I umlaut

D

-

Eth

N

~

N tilde

O

`

O grave

O

'

O acute

O

^

O circumflex

O

~

O tilde

O

"

O umlaut

x

x

x

Multiply

O

/

O slash

U

`

U grave

U

'

U acute

U

^

U circumflex

U

"

U umlaut

Y

'

Y acute

T

H

Thorn

s

s

Eszett/digraph s

a

`

a grave

a

'

a acute

a

^

a circumflex

a

~

a tilde

a

"

a umlaut

a

*

a angstrom

a

e

ae ligature

c

,

c cedilla

e

`

e grave

e

'

e acute

e

^

e circumflex

e

"

e umlaut

i

`

i grave

i

'

i acute

i

^

i circumflex

i

"

i umlaut

d

-

eth

n

~

n tilde

o

`

o grave

o

'

o acute

o

^

o circumflex

o

~

o tilde

o

"

o umlaut

-

:

÷

Divide

o

/

o slash

u

`

u grave

u

'

u acute

u

^

u circumflex

u

"

u umlaut

y

'

y acute

t

h

thorn

y

"

y umlaut


Note  - 

Localized keyboards do not all generate the same key codes for ISO Latin-1 characters. However, system translation tables take care of producing the right character code. The SunOS system finds its tables in /usr/share/lib/keytables.


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