A followup question on this subject, perhaps any of you can help with that too. In Windows the layout for US International does/did this for me;
Typing I ' d yields
I'd (with no extra jams on the spacebar).
' e keys yield
é (with no extra keys required).
For my LM Debian Edition desktop, I can never have both at once. Whatever layout I pick from the list, it's either the dead ' or the accent option.
What files do I have to edit for this to be active for US International?
My physical keyboard is a standard old-school IBM model layout with the euro next to the 5.