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Re: xterm / Windows 10 question

On 06/06/2018 23:33, Matt Nicholas wrote:
That was the clue I needed.  Thanks!

Here are the relevant lines from my */var/log/xwin/XWin.0.log*:

[494293.296] (--) Windows keyboard layout: "00020409" (00020409) "United
States-International", type 7
[494293.296] (--) Found matching XKB configuration "English
[494293.296] (--) Model = "pc105" Layout = "us_intl" Variant = "none"
Options = "none"
[494293.296] Rules = "base" Model = "pc105" Layout = "us_intl" Variant =
"none" Options = "none"

I'm not sure why the X server starts with *Layout = "us_intl"*, because if
I look in *Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Language* it says the
language is *English (United States)*.

"Display language" and "Keyboard Layout/Input method" are different concepts, although they seem to be somewhat combined in the settings app now.

However, I found that if I enter the command "*setxkbmap us*" in an xterm
window it solves the problem (i.e., single quote and double quote
characters are no longer dead keys).

I'm still not sure how best to configure it so that the X server starts
with "us" instead of "us_intl" automatically, but that's a minor issue in
any case -- entering the "setxkbmap us" command is easy enough.
(I can probably put the "setxkbmap us" command in ".bash_profile", if I
don't find a more appropriate place.)

I don't think this is working as intended. If you don't have the US international keyboard layout active when the X server is started (which I'm assuming isn't the case, or you wouldn't be surprised by the deadkeys that layout uses), it shouldn't be selected.

Perhaps you can clarify what keyboard layouts you have installed?

Jon Turney
Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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