setxkbmap -option "compose:ralt" to my
.xinitrc to map the right alt key as the compose key (Multi_key) and copied the default
.XCompose file to my home directory.
Why is the compose key now not working, when I for example try to write
# with the defined key combination
+ nothing happens.
Here is that default line in the
<Multi_key> <plus> <plus> : "#" numbersign # NUMBER SIGN
Why is it not working? What is the best way to check if the compose key is set the right way? I'm running arch linux with X and i3wm as the window manager.
xev and using that key shows that output:
KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2c00001, root 0x13c, subw 0x0, time 1833869, (0,52), root:(964,91), state 0x8, keycode 108 (keysym 0xffea, Alt_R), same_screen YES, XLookupString gives 0 bytes: XFilterEvent returns: False
So my computer detects the
ALT_R key. Does that mean the problem arch does not see it as the compose key?