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  6. Why Cannot I Use the German Keyboard to Enter Characters After I Log In to an ECS Using VNC?

Why Cannot I Use the German Keyboard to Enter Characters After I Log In to an ECS Using VNC?

  • For all Linux ECSs, characters âêôû, and î cannot be entered properly. To enter such characters, use either of the following methods:

    Method 1: Press ^+Space+Letter key.

    Method 2: Click on the VNC page and then press the suitable key on the keyboard.

  • For all Linux ECSs, characters ²³{[]}\@|, and µ cannot be entered properly. To enter such characters, use the following method:

    Click AltGr on the VNC page and then press the suitable key on the physical keyboard.

    An example is provided as follows:

    To obtain character ², perform the following operations:

    1. Click AltGr on the VNC page.

      This operation is successful if AltGr turns red.

    2. On a physical keyboard, press key 2.

      The system displays special characters ².

    3. Click AltGr on the VNC page again to cancel the hold-down state.
  • For all Linux ECSs, character ~ cannot be entered properly. To enter such a character, use the following method:

    Click AltGr on the VNC page and then press the tilde (~) key on the keyboard twice.

  • For ECSs running CentOS 7, the following characters cannot be entered normally: ^ ´ `

    To enter these characters, press the key on the keyboard twice and then press Space.

  • For ECSs running CentOS 7, when Caps Lock is enabled, the following characters cannot be entered normally: Ö Ä Ü

    To enter these characters, hold Shift and press the letter key on the keyboard.