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Capital accented e with Caps Lock + key

I'm Italian, so sometimes I have to start a sentence with the letter 'è' (it is the third singular person of the present simple of the verb 'to be'). In Linux, writing that capital character is ...
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Suddenly dead keys don't work

Suddenly dead keys are disabled, but I didn't change settings. I'm running Windows 8.1. I didn't spill anything over the keyboard. The apostrophe ('), double quote (") backtick (`) circumflex (^) ...
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Problems with US International Keyboard Layout - dead keys

From the surface, this is one of those questions about keyboard layouts from somebody who types a quote, then gets nothing, then types another letter and is surprised to get an accented letter :). I ...
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activate dead key “^” in German keyboard

I am using a German keyboard layout (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/KB_Germany.svg) on Ubuntu. As I always write latex mathematical formula with "kile" editor, this key "^" for ...
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How to type ñ on my debian system?

Dead keys used to work as they should until months ago but since whatever update of my debian/gnome/whatever I fail to both type ñ and to find a solution. I live in Viña, Chile, so it's not so ...
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Some keys seem dead - Works in Safe Mode

Recently, some key(-combinations) have stopped working on my WinXP Pro SP3 computer. Ctrl-E and PgUp and PgDn seem dead on the numpad, but all other keys and combinations work as they should. Ctrl-E ...
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How to reproduce the behavior of Mac OS X's dead keys on Windows 7?

I'm French, but I've chosen to take a QWERTY keyboard for my MacBook Pro for many reasons: first of all, the AZERTY keyboard is not at all ergonomic because it has no numeric keypad, and I must use ...
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Dead key sequence for quotes works oddly in Eclipse in MacOS X

I'm using an US-International Keyboard in MacOS. The normal behavior for dead keys in every application is, for example, if I press the key sequence ', it understands that the comma doesn't carry ...
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Where are the non-english characters on a Dvorak keyboard?

I recently decided to switch to the Dvorak keyboard layout, however I can't find an easy way to type non-english characters like á, é etc. In fact, I had to switch back to QWERTY to type these in ...
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Dead keys and non-determenistic “plain-mode”

Many times when I want to type just an `, ~ or other dead key, it doesn't work when I press the dead key followed by space. It often works, but often not. I have been unable to find any rules for when ...
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How to make ^ and ` non-dead-keys on Windows 7 with German keyboard layout

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 ...
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Unable to get the deadkey feature working on XP

A family member of mine has a Windows XP PRO desktop (with Dutch MUI). Now because he wants to type letters with accents (i.e. chars like à) I've set the keyboard settings to "US-International". This ...
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keyboard enters quotes and single quotes only after 2nd keypress [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Weird problem in windows XP - apostrophes and double quotes don't show up until the key has been pressed twice. hello, if i press the key for single quotes or double ...