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The use of dead keys to type accents does not seem to work in any progam. I have physical keyboard MICROSOFT NATURAL (English) and languages installed Portuguese (Brasil) and English (USA). For example typing ' then c , or any accent with the layout 'international with dead keys' leads to a character without accent. Ibus is activated, and deactivating it does not solve the issue.

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    One idea: Can you create an additional user for test purposes, log in as that user, and check if the issue is present for that user too? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Jul 5 '17 at 16:36
  • I have the same problem with Ubuntu MATE 17.04 – Joao Tavora Aug 17 '17 at 17:18
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Lucas Simon's solution worked perfectly in my Lubuntu 18.04.1 .

As I don't normally login as root, I opened an LXTerminal and ran the sudo variant of Lucas Simon's command line:

sudo apt install ibus && ibus-setup --xim

This quickly downloaded & installed some ibus packages, after which all my dead key accents immediately worked as intended - no further steps were needed, and I didn't even need to restart anything.

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I have the same problem in Lubuntu 17.07. my keyboard is PT_BR ABNT2 layout

Run it:

apt install ibus && ibus-setup --xim

Choose restart keyboard layout. And try again yéééééééééééééah

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    17.07? What's that? Have you included all the steps here? I've found it less than trivial to set up ibus layouts! – Zanna Oct 6 '17 at 13:00

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