Certain characters require double key press

Philip Rodrigues philip.rodrigues at chch.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 6 13:02:41 BST 2005

> Single quote, double quote, tilde, backtick and circumflex characters need
> two presses of the keyboard to appear onscreen. I´m not doing well finding
> out why. I thought it was a scim artifact but I have uninstalled that and

They're functioning as deadkeys (press eg single quote then a vowel to get
an accented character).

> removed its config files. kbd setup in XConfig seems fine, as do settings
> for locale, etc in KDE. The effect occurs in every program running under X
> whether native KDE or not. It does not occur on the console before X is
> started. Ie runlevels 1, 3. System is i386 Athlon, SuSE9.2, KDE 3.4.1.
> Any pointers would be very helpful.
> Nicholas

Fiddle with the settings in Control Center -> Regional and Accessibility ->
Keyboard layout. You'll want a "nodeadkeys" option somewhere, I think.

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