Firefox 4.01 in Kubuntu 11.04: no ¨dead¨ keys, no compose key.

Doug dmcgarrett at
Wed May 18 06:59:41 UTC 2011

On 05/18/2011 02:31 AM, Bas Roufs wrote:
> Hello Everybody
> Recently some strange problem popped up in Firefox 4.01 inside Kubuntu 
> 11.04: ¨dead keys¨  as well as the ¨ compose key¨ do not function any 
> more in that specific application. I use the keyboard lay out ¨ USA 
> international with dead keys¨ . As far as I can see, everything works 
> well in ALL other applications, where I do get characters like é,à  
> and â in a correct way: by typing e.g. ´ and than a. But, as I said, 
> ¨dead¨  keys like ´, ¨, etc. do not function any more correctly inside 
> one single, but often used application: Firefox. The same applies for 
> characters produced by the so-called compose key: e.g. compose-s-s 
> which produces ß. This happens still really everywhere at my 11.04 
> system, except inside Firefox 4.01.
> Does anybody know any way to instruct Firefox to use the same keyboard 
> lay-out as in all other applications?
> Respectfully yours,
> Bas.
I just opened FF 4.0.1 and in the Google entry space typed Straße, and 
it came out with the ess-tset just as I typed,
using the key I have mapped to compose.  This is in PCLos, kde 4.6.2.  I 
don't have FF 4.01.  AFAIK, my FF is up to date.


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