I’m not certain I understand the problem, but after setting the input language to German and finding a picture of a German keyboard I have been able to type the characters é á à ê û â î
I’ve put an image at http://paste.opensuse.org/78440470
which shows which keys I used to type which characters. (Although I actually used the keys in the equivalent positions on a UK keyboard.) E.g. to type é I pressed the key circled in blue followed by the e key.
When I log directly on SLED or an X-session connection using:
under keyboard settings I have “German Eliminate dead keys”
the standard input for à brings me `a
When I use “Germany Macintosh” as layout, we issued à correctly, but the rest of the layout is no longer correct.
This is my problem
I connect to the computer with RDP, do the keys work correctly