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How to globally change GTK2 input method (was: Trouble entering composed characters)

Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> writes:
>> I have trouble entering keyboard compositions in many, but not all
>> applications. For example, when entering dead_iota + a (which I have
>> configured to give adiaresis in ~/.XCompose) gnome terminal just beeps
>> and does nothing. Other affected applications are gedit, icedove and
>> LibreOffice. Emacs, on the other hand, does not show any problems and
>> correctly inserts adiaresis.
> (...)
> All of the failing apps are GTK2+ based...

Eureka! When right clicking in a GTK2 text field and selecting "Input
Method -> X Input Method" it works! But how do I make this setting
permanent and the default for all applications and widgets? Iceweasel,
for example, doesn't show this context menu entry.



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