Typing diacritics via US international keyboard doesn't work

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Typing diacritics via US international keyboard doesn't work

Postby Danny Suls » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:02 am

Setup: Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit) server, Windows 10 client, both running Synergy stable 1.8.2.

On my Windows client (laptop), I'm unable to type diacritics (e.g. ë, á) via the dead keys using the US international keyboard. It works fine when I use the physical keyboard from the laptop, it doesn't work when I use the shared keyboard connected to the Linux Synergy server.

This is the actual behavior I see: when I type a relevant "dead key" (e.g. ', "), I see no character appearing (which is correct), but the next character I type doesn't get any added symbol / accent (e.g. I get e instead of ë when typing "+e).

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Re: Typing diacritics via US international keyboard doesn't

Postby Hebert Caballero » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:45 pm

Many other symbols don't work:
SHIFT + " then u for ü
SHIFT + ~ then n for ñ
RIGHT ALT + n for ñ
RIGHT ALT + a for á
RIGHT ALT + , for ç

No one works!
I tried many of the other US Int keyboards with no luck. I guess the problem is Synergy doen't send the Right ALT properly to the Windows machines.

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Re: Typing diacritics via US international keyboard doesn't

Postby Lyndsay Weitzel » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:36 pm

I think this is part of a larger problem. Modifier keys don't work some others, like the arrows.

Try setting keyboard shortcuts from system preferences and then compare if the shortcuts actually do their assigned actions.

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Re: Typing diacritics via US international keyboard doesn't

Postby Hebert Caballero » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:46 pm

Lyndsay Weitzel wrote:I think this is part of a larger problem. Modifier keys don't work some others, like the arrows.

Try setting keyboard shortcuts from system preferences and then compare if the shortcuts actually do their assigned actions.


Yes, you are right. Just today, i realized the command to edit the last Skype comment (in the client, not the Synergy server) i did (ctrl + up arrow) sometimes doesn't work.

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