Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Entering Special Characters

Different systems often use certain key combinations to insert special characters (see "Composing Special Characters").

In some instances, a key combination may be reserved by Text Editor. For example, a Text Editor mnemonic for displaying a menu might conflict with a key sequence you want to use on your keyboard. To insert the correct character you may need to override the reserved behavior by preceding the key combination with Control+Q.