Giovanni Funchal wrote:
> Hello all!
> I've recently installed kubuntu linux over vmware, then I used the
> adept package manager to install the following packages (6.4-006)
> I have a french keyboard, and accents works everywhere: terminal,
> openoffice, etc
> BUT when I try to edit a latex .tex file with gvim, I can't type
> accentuated letters like "é" and "à"!!!!
> Accents work with other file types.
> Any idea?
> Kind regards,
Check your mappings. Open a latex file, then do both
Check the left-hand side of mappings for accented letters. I suspect you might
have mappings for Alt-something key combos, which would collide with
upper-half Latin1 / Latin9 / Windows-1252 letters.
You may want to redirect the output of these commands to a file or a register
(see ":help :redir") so you can examine it at your leisure. In Vim 7, under
each mapping you'll see which script (if any) created it. (Nothing for
mappings entered at the command-line.)
If anything is mapped to à é etc., you may want to unmap it using variants of
the ":unmap" command (see ":help map-overview"), and possibly to remap it to
something less controversial (like the Fn keys, with or without Shift). If the
mappings were created by some latex or tex plugin not written by you, you may
also want to contact the script maintainer to tell him that his mappings
conflict with the accented letters of continental European languages.