My preferred keyboard configuration is US-International. When I use it on MS-Windows and type certain special characters (i.e.,
") followed by
n I get
ñ as I wish.
However when I type these characters followed by a letter that doesn't match, I will get that special character followed by the letter. So if I want to type, let's say,
"q I can do it by pressing "q. However, if I do the same on Gnome I need to do it like "␣q, otherwise I get an audible bell.
Also, if I want to type two single quotes, in Gnome I need to type ' four times, instead of the two times it takes on MS-windows. I know it is a rather minor annoyance, but it does get to me, and I see GNU+Linux as a highly customizable OS, and I'd like to learn more about how do I do such things. Changing to the normal US keyboard is not an option, because I need to use characters such as
ñ for typing in Spanish.
note: I am using Debian