Originally Posted by danespen
I´ve just installed FC16. I use runlevel 3 and Fvwm.
When I type a single quote I get nothing until I hit the next key. Then I get a character with a mark over it.
Even when I hit the single quote twice I get a character that is not really a quote.
What tool do I use to turn this off? I tried setting the LANG to just en-US and that just caused rxvt to complain about invalid characters.
I think you may have selected the so called 'US International' keyboard layout when installing Fedora. The latter was designed by a Brazilian, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo, who worked for Connectiva (that merged with Mandrake to become Mandriva). The keymap file is called us-accentos.map.gz
, and can be found in the directory /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty
The brainless dummie who called that keyboard layout 'US International' and offered it to an unsuspecting public in the Fedora installer, should be punished by being hanged from the tallest tree...
The way to free oneself from the pain called 'US International' is to modify the /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
file so that the line containing LAYOUT