Default [Q] Is There a Way to Get Rid of Accented/Foreign Characters?

Hey everyone,

So I'm on stock, rooted Android 4.3 on my Verizon Note II. I'm having an issue with the Samsung keyboard - when I try to use a special character (!, @, #, etc.) I often accidentally choose the accented/foreign one instead. This happens a lot and it's very annoying.

I noticed these steps somebody posted for the Note 3, but it looks like it will remove the special and accented characters.

Is there a way to just remove the accented ones?

Thanks!