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

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Spanish Dead Keys doesn´t work properly on Ubuntu 16.04 when ibus is not selected

I made a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my laptop, an asus UX305FA. Libreoffice spanish dead keys worked fine. Then, i installed winehq and playonlinux, and then installed MS Office 2010. By ...
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How to write a custom keyboard driver for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in English and I have a Japanese layout keyboard. I need to use accents, (like âéçã) and the best solution I have is using the compose key which works fine, but the problem ...
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How can I use both Sogou Pinyin and Dead Keys on Ubuntu or Kylin?

I need to use both Chinese input and special characters like é and ü for other languages. I used to be able to do this on Ubuntu 14.04 by customizing fcitx for Chinese input and switching between this ...
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US Intl keyboard layout without dead keys

Is it possible to use the US International keyboard layout without dead keys? So, I'd like to get an ä when I type Right Alt+q, but "a when I type "+a.
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Issue configuring `dead grave` key to launch yakuake

I just moved from Ubuntu to Kubuntu I'm moving too on default apps, so I installed yakuake instead of guake. The issue is that I launched guake with the dead grave key (the previous to the 1 key, ...
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How to install English (international AltGr dead keys)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with English keyboard. How do I change to US English with dead key support to easily enter accented letters? Thanks
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Dead Keys on Keepass2 2.30 Ubuntu 14.04

so I updated recently to Ubuntu 14.04. I have been using KeePass2 for asome months now to manage my password (amazing tool btw!) but I have encounter the following problem. For some reason the ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Combining keys (e.g., " + e = ë) not working in KDE applications (dead keys)

I have been using 'combining keys' such as + e = ë, ~ + a = ã, ^ + <space> = ^ for the longest time in my Kubuntu setup. I do not remember if the system came like that out of the box or if I ...
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Dead keys on Firefox Kubuntu 15.04

I use the GR-el version of the latest Firefox on Kubuntu 15.04. After the latest (2015-May-1) update, I can't have dead keys produce accents for (Greek GR-el / UTF-8). I can bypass this problem by ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Keyboard layout not working, dead keys come alive at random times

I am using the keyboard layout English (US international with dead keys). I type in English and in Portuguese, which makes use of characters such as "ç" and "é". When I discovered this layout it ...
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International accents out of dead keys in Lubuntu

From the first moment, after the installation of Lubuntu 12.04, I cannot type Greek accents, when the Greek layout is selected. The Greek layout works with some dead keys, i.e. pressing ;+ α gives ...
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I want to set `nodeadkeys`, but where?

I want to configure my keyboard to write characters like ^ or ~ with just one click. A friend told me, I have to set nodeadkeys somewhere, but not the place. So, where to change this configuration ...
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dead keys not working in java app

The Arduino IDE is based on a java application called processing. While typing text into processing, it refuses to accept any of the characters under dead keys like " ' ^. As a work around I: Open ...
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No tilde and no caret on german keyboard

In the course of a 11.10 install I lost network connect. So I skipped retrieving update packages and completed install, doing upgrade in the newly installed system. Everything is working fine, but the ...