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

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Set keyboard as "US international with dead keys" in Ubuntu 22.04

Printscreen of keyboard setings options for english keyboardI can't set the option US intl with dead keys in Ubuntu 22.04, under Settings>Keyboards> input sources. So now, using a US keyboard I ...
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Alt+Tab pastes dead keys in German keyboard on 20.04 LTS

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, I have encountered a problem with dead keys in some applications. When using the German (Austria) keyboard and I press a dead key (e.g ^) followed by a backspace, ...
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cannot type tamil word "thou" "dhou"

After downloading software and installing latha fonts, I am able to type out all the Tamil alphabets, except the Tamil alphabet rows of "thou", "dhou". The problem I encounter is ...
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Does Linux have a US international keyboard layout exactly like the windows version?

Given the huge number of keyboard layouts Ubuntu Linux offers for multiple languages, is there a US international keyboard layout exactly like the windows version? For instance, in the Windows version,...
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Xfce: How to install US international keyboard with dead keys

I am using Ubuntu Server (18.04) with Xfce desktop environment (via VNC) on my server, and I struggle to figure out how to change keyboard layout as you can see here. The only choice is US. Other ...
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Can't type apostrophe, deadkeys do not work (bionic)

I use Ubuntu 18.04 bionic, and I use us(alt-intl) as a keyboard layout for Latin script, because sometimes I need type multilingual texts. Today I got very strange bug: now I cannot use the sign ' (...
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How can one make dead keys globally functional on a gnomeless Ubuntu environment?

Since I removed gnome and started using a WM only setup (bspwm) apps like st, urxvt, emacs and even alacritty stoped smart managing dead keys. Chrome, brave, firefox and gnome-terminal still do though,...
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Enable dead key usage in urxvt

I'm able to normaly use dead keys over the whole system. FYI I live in Brazil and we use accented letters, as in é á ó ã õ. We need dead key support for this as we type first the accent key " ´ " ...
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Dead keys stopped working in Geany

The last couple of days, my dead keys have stopped working in Geany. Dead keys is when you press ' followed by a to make á. If you press ' followed by a space you get a proper '. Same for " and ^. ...
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How to Reinstall (all) Language Package(s)

In my current instance of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I have a bug of not having the English Intl with Dead Keys option in the Language packages (in my VM it actually does appear) and I haven't been able to ...
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Reference for special character input with dead keys

On Linux/Ubuntu, I have found a few options for entering special characters: AltGr+Key and Shift+AltGr+Key on keyboards that have AltGr; those can be found on the Keyboard Layout Chart in Ubuntu. For ...
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How to get dead_greek on the F9 key?

I'm trying to get my F9 key to function as the dead_greek compose character. It's not working. I have a custom keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us called mine. It has this entry for the ...
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How to type A with Circle in Ubuntu 16.04 With Dead-keys?

I see no dead-key symbol for circle in Fig. 1 which is about my used keyboard layout, English Dvorak, you can use English Qwerty with dead-keys to test the same thing. There is small circle at bottom-...
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Dead keys aren't working in wine

I'm trying to use MS-Office 2010 (I know... it's pretty old) with Wine and everything but my dead keys are not working perfectly. With any other application in Ubuntu 16.04 they works well... To ...
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Dead keys not enabled, can't set them via system settings

I've recently installed xubuntu 16.10 and the dead keys of my spanish keyboard are not working. I've tried a couple of alternatives using dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and the system layout ...
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How to get letter "ć" with the dead keys? [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (64 bit) and want to get letter "ć" using US layout with dead keys. My current layout is US with AltGr and dead keys, Compose key is set to Win. Here are some ...
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Keyboard buffer issue with multi-byte characters (latin, diacritics) / dead keys

I write in Spanish and sometimes I use diacritics (ie multi-byte chars) with dead keys, for example "liberación" ("liberation" in Spanish). Usually I don't have any problem, but ...
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How to turn off auto-accent (e.g. 'e creates é)

I´m running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire S7. Somehow, I managed to toggle on auto-accenting. That is, when I type ´ then s I get ś. ¨i = ï ~a = ã `u = ù ... etc. I just toggled this on ...
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Compose "dead_greek" with compose key

The config file for my compose key /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose lists all the key sequences for composing Greek letters; all of them require the pressure of a special dead_greek key. This ...
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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 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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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 A with Dots in Dvorak of Ubuntu 16.04?

I want to type A with dots (Ä / ä) as one-level keybinding in Ubuntu 16.04's keyboard of Macbook Air 2013-mid, output of setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc105 layout: us,us variant:...
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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 ...
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