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I am having a very minor problem.

When I press ' (single quote) twice, it turns into a ´ (like that thing under ~ but reversed; I don even know the name which is probably why I haven't found a solution).

Is there a way to get simply '' when pressing ' twice?

Thanks in advance!

  • I tried keyboard set to English (US International) and English (UK)
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Can you provide in what language you have your keyboard layout? – Luis Alvarado Aug 7 '12 at 2:36
Thanks for the comment I updated the question – Mark Aug 7 '12 at 2:42
Ah sorry for the trouble but I just found that the problem was actually gone with English (UK) setting! My bad, I probably needed to confirm or close or something, or just plain tested it wrongly. – Mark Aug 7 '12 at 2:50
That character is 0xB4, ACUTE ACCENT. – Keith Thompson Aug 7 '12 at 2:55
Hi, may I know how did you get rid of the problem? I did not know what shortcut I have accidentally hit and now my ' becomes to ´ as well, and I try to change the input source to English (US) and English (UK), and it dose not work. – zhihong Jun 24 '15 at 9:58
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On US-International keyboard, pressing ' (single quote) makes an accent when you press a or e or a few other keys after it. To make a single quote you need to press ' followed by space. For double quote, it's the same thing, you press " followed by a space. To have 2 single quotes, you need to press ', space, ', space. This is useful only if you use accentued languages (like French or Portuguese). If not, I think US Keyboard (and probably UK keyboard) is better.

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For my case, in ubuntu 14.04, the ibus seems stopped after I by accident changed the keyboard to English (US, international with dead keys). So even when I change the keyboard input to English (US) again, the issue still exists. Because the keyboard dost not change. After I started the ibus :

ibus-daemon & 

then the problem solved.

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