How to type accents in X
You'll want to use something called the Compose Key.
Good instructions on this site, but here's a quick installation summary:
- Use xev to get the name of the key you want to use, e.g.,
- Try it out with xmodmap -e "keysym Super_L = Multi_key"
(hint: capitalization is important!)
- Put the xmodmap command in ~/.xmodmaprc for permanence.