I see that Linux has a more user-friendly version of the ALT codes used to type in special symbols. I need to be able to find an application that will accept and correctly interpret those alt codes, typical on Windows machines.
I have a portable word processor, an AlphaSmart. It holds some files in memory, but I often need to transfer these to my computer after writing them. When attached to a computer, it pretends it is an actual keyboard, and sends the text as if someone is typing. It just types really fast. So I just open
mousepad and press "send" and it "transfers" the document from the AlphaSmart to the computer by typing it. Linux just thinks it is a keyboard plugged in that is typing.
When it comes to accented characters, it sends emulated ALT key combinations. But Linux doesn't understand those, so I end up with words missing the accents. "Hernán Cortés" is transferred as "Hernn Corts".
Is there a way to setup one single Linux application to accept these ALT codes so I can correctly retrieve the files with accent codes understood? Or is there a way to install an input method, such as through
ibus that will accept ALT codes?