In a gnome-terminal as well as in a xfce4-terminal, when I change its character-encoding from standard UTF-8 (with 2 bytes for special-characters) to ISO-Latin 8859-15 (always 1 byte), the following happens:
While outputting of ISO-Latin encoded text works fine, for example:
However input isn't working as expected. When I enter a special character (like Umlaut, Sonderzeichen, äöü) with the keyboard in the very same terminal, I need to hit the key on the keyboard twice in order to make it display.
Is the keyboard still in UTF-8 mode where such special characters take two bytes? How would I change this behaviour in order to make this hiccup disappear?