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Questions tagged [dead-keys]

Dead keys allows the user to easily enter characters like è õ ï ... etcetera from the keyboard.

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Problem with dead-key in linux (debian + KDE)

I am trying to have a clean configuration for my keyboards and layout. I want to be able to switch between FR layou and US international with dead keys. When I switch using the GUI it works well, ...
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What happens when type dead key “acute accent” then “o” to produce “ó”?

I'm on Belgian keyboard (/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/be) and when I type AltGrù it produces the dead key "acute accent", it waits for another key, o for example, to produce ó. How can I change which ...
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Does Linux Mint have Windows-like dead keys?

I'm from the Netherlands, using Windows' Dutch US-International keyboard layout, where a fair few characters use dead keys (éèëê, times five for every vowel). On Windows, typing an apostrophe with a ...
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Typing dead key after base letter

The US International keyboard allows to add diacritics by means of dead keys. Specifically: `a maps to à and 'a maps to á. In X, using the international or the standard US keyboard, I would like ...
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Dead keys suddenly stopped working in GTK applications

I use several keyboards layouts on a regular basis. Two of which make use of dead keys for French language. $ cat /etc/default/keyboard XKBLAYOUT=us,fr,fr XKBVARIANT=dvp,bepo,latin9 BACKSPACE=guess ...
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Create own dead_key

I am currently working to create a specific greek keyboard layout adapted to French Swiss Keyboard, I create a keyboard layout to be put to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/( https://github.com/grecromand/...
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Custom dead key sequences? [duplicate]

When creating a keyboard layout on Microsoft Windows, dead key sequences are completely customizable. For example, I can say that dead_acute c outputs ç. Is it possible to achieve the same in Linux?
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Make dead keys insert both characters if the combination is not recognized [duplicate]

There are ways to configure dead keys in Linux to mimic the behavior they have in Windows ? This document describe how it works in Windows:US-Int'l Keyboard Layout to Type Accented Characters The ...
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GTK_IM_MODULE=xim breaks dead keys in GTK and QT applications

I'm using XIM to have the compose key take into account my ~/.XCompose file (it's the only input method that takes it into account, all the others I tried use hard-coded tables). However, it is ...
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Always insert the diacritic after a dead key

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 ...
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Insert both characters if a dead key combination is not recognized (e.g. 'a → á, 'b → 'b)

When I use any variation of English, US international (with dead keys,altGr dead keys or alternative) on my Linux Mint machine I always encounter this behaviour. When I press one of these keys: ' " ...
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Which are the files and applications that manage keyboard and dead keys configuration in KDE?

I´m using kubuntu 15.04 and started to have a problem with dead keys. Some applications (like Kate, Libreoffice Writer) work as expected with the keyboard but others (like Firefox, Emacs) don´t. The ...
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kmscon and deadkeys

How can I configure kmscon to use dead keys? I already have xkb-layout=br in /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf, but the dead keys don’t work. (' + e gives me e instead of é). The layout seems to have been ...
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Dead key not working with konsole, yakuake

After setxkbmap fr, dead keys do not work under konsole and yakuake (typing the dead key ^ immediately prints a ^, rather than wait for the next character), while they work in xterm. The font I'm ...
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Is there a way to use a PT_BR locale in an English installation of Debian?

I'm Brazilian but when I installed Debian on my machine I set the language to English (US). I prefer to keep my menus and error messages in English because they are more googable (and the translations ...
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Change behavior of superscript key in text editor (elementary os)

When writing latex in sublime text is often use the ^ character to insert superscript. right now the default behavior is quite annoying, as it does not insert the ^ until i press space. How change i ...
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Dead keys maps missing in certain programs only

I cannot use ^ with certain programs. I'm working in KDE on OpenSUSE 13.1 64b. ^ works as a dead key in Konsole, Firefox, Chrome, Gvim. ^ has no effect (pressing ^ then a just inserts a) in Xterm, ...
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Tuning keyboard (dead key) functionality in X

My preferred keyboard configuration is US-International. When I use it on MS-Windows and type certain special characters (i.e., ~ ' ") followed by a, o n I get á ó or ñ as I wish. However when I type ...
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Dead (compose) keys not working in GTK apps since upgrade

I'm running Kubuntu with KDE as my main desktop environment. A while ago I set up dead keys so I can type Chinese pinyin and other accented letters and special characters. As a side note, I use IBUS ...
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Can I disable dead keys for a single application?

I am unable to properly use dead key characters ( ' " ^ ) on (k)ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 in arduino (a processing based application, at least version 0022 and 1.0). Can I disable dead keys for specific ...