Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· jm2dev

US international keyboard layout fedora 19

This is a recurrent situation as a bilingual user. I wanted to type spanish characters in the terminal and the following command let me set the keyboard layout to international american with dead keys:

setxkbmap -layout us -variant intl_nodeadkeys

Unfortunately this command does not work as I expected and I needed to fall back to:

sudo system-config-keyboard

and then select us internatilnal which loads us-acentos

After that ' + e leads to é.