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I have a machine running OpenBSD 5.7. The keyboard is a standard US 101 keys keyboard. /etc/kbdtype is set to us. I'd like to use dead keys (ie. pressing ' and a should yield an a with an acute accent.

I've checked the mappings with kbd -l but there is no US International or something like that.

How to set up this?

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You can use the Compose Key.

For example to set it to menu key, set somewhere in your xorg.conf somthing like this in your InputClass for keyboard:

Option "XkbOptions" "compose:menu"

Or use setxkbmap

setxkbmap -option compose:menu

After that Compose ' a will produce á, Compose ~ n will produce ñ, and so on.

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