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Customizing device character mapping

Dead key functionality

Maps exist that define several ``dead keys'' on the keyboard so that the first time they are pressed, the KBD module does not send the character represented, but instead combines it with the next keystroke to form a single character.

For example, the double quote is implemented as a dead key, so you can obtain a u-umlaut () by the keystrokes:

"u

If you actually wanted to have a double quote, you would press:

"<Space>


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