spanish keyboard not accentuating vowels

Bug #1578657 reported by Michael Schmitz on 2016-05-05
This bug affects 1 person
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've already added the Spanish language keyboard to unity and the keyboard indicator at the top indicates the Spanish keyboard and I do get Ñ and ñ
however when I go to accentuate a vowel áéíóú it's not working

the normal process is that I press the apostrophe key (in the us keyboard it would be two keys toward the right from "L") then select the vowel to be accentuated.
however you're not supposed to see anything until the vowel is selected.

what is happening instead is that I'm getting an apostrophe right away when I press the tilde key.

I've tested also other variants of the Spanish layout with similar success..

I have installed cinnamon also and when I login to cinnamon it works, so I'm only experiencing the issue in unity.

I'm very proficient with computers and have successfully done this many times.

I'm working on a fairly clean setup of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
 I've only added Cinnamon and the Intel Drivers to the system and google chrome
 system is also up to date.

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Paul White (paulw2u) on 2016-06-18
affects: ubuntu → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report, Michael. The behavior you describe is apparently not correct. There is a subtle issue regarding dead keys, and I mark this bug as a duplicate of that other bug report. You may want to study it and try some of the workarounds mentioned.

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