I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 and on my account I have no problem writing using dead keys (that is: ' + e to get é and so on) for the following symbols á, é, ö, ñ, etc.
However, I had to setup a second account for another user and I haven't been able to configure it to do the same.
As far as I can tell the configuration is the same in both accounts.
I have (in both accounts) English (EE. UU.) international alternative and Spanish latinamerican as my prefered layouts. In my account I'm able to write using dead keys without a problem with both layouts, however, on the new account no matter what layout I choose (same as in my account, english with dead keys, english with Altgr and dead keys, etc.) I can't get the accents and ö, ñ to work.
Since the second account is for a spanish speaking user, it's crucial to have the accents working.
It might be that on my account I have something installed that's not present on the second account, but I don't know for sure.
Any suggestions on what might be happening and how it can be fixed?