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I have a latin american keyboard and I'm trying to use the right alt key so I can write symbols like the backtip and others.

What I've tried is:

setxkbmap -option compose:ralt

I'm under Arch Linux.

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    What does xev say when you hit right alt? – Chris Down Nov 22 '17 at 15:13
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A command I regurlarly use is setxkbmap -option l3:ralt_switch us.

The symbols you want are mapped to the level 3 of your keyboard config, if you look at the definition files in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/....

Cheers

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