In the default german keyboard layout
^ and backtick/forwardtick are deadkeys.
However, as a programmer (who has an aversion against french anyway ;)) I usually do not need to write áccênts but the characters itself. Being required to press the key twice and backspace or the key and space is pretty annoying in this case.
So I'd like to know if (and how) it's possible to change those keys so they immediately create the character instead of waiting for a second character.