Dead keys in Pidgin

David Balazic David.Balazic at
Mon Jun 2 03:20:53 EDT 2008

I use Pidgin 2.4.2 on Windows and dead keys work the same as in other
I have a Slovenian keyboard layout.


	From: support-bounces at
[mailto:support-bounces at] On Behalf Of Max Vijgen
	Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2008 3:40 PM
	To: support at
	Subject: Dead keys in Pidgin
	Ever since I downloaded and ran pidgin I have had this problem
with so called 'dead keys.' I have a US international keyboard, and with
every single program I use I have no problem with dead keys except for
pidgin. I usually chat in English so I will want to use words like it's,
won't, isn't etc. quite often. Usually for a word like "it's" I just
press the following keys: I - T - ' - S and the word will appear.
However in Pidgin I have to press I - T - ' - space - S instead. The
same goes for using emoticons like ^^ or ^_^. Usually ^^ is just that,
typing the ^ key twice. In pidging I have to press ^ - space - ^ - space
for it to appear properly. 
	I have browsed the web for this problem and found that there
have been plenty of people noticing the problem excists, but have not
found an actual solution at all. Is there (or will there ever be) a
patch or another way to solve this problem? 

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