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|Summary:||Double-quotes keyboard entry unavailable in some apps|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Didier <d.bz-redhat>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-07-17 06:30:03 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Didier 2003-02-21 10:14:40 EST
Description of problem: Using the "us_intl" keyboard layout on a standard QWERTY-keyboard, the quite essential composed space & double-quotes keyboard entry cannot be entered in some applications. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always, in specific apps (e.g. Mozilla, Quanta) Steps to Reproduce: 1. Start Mozilla or Quanta, select an input-enabled widget 2. press the [SHIFT] and [' / "] key 3. press [SPACE] Actual results: Nothing happens. Expected results: The app should be fed a double-quote (") Additional info: - Specific to certain apps (e.g. Mozilla, Quanta) ; - other apps (GEdit, vi, console vt) work fine ; - other composed chars (e.g. accented e (Ã©), tilde (~), umlaut-u (Ã¼), ...) are correctly displayed. Related to bug #83137 ?
Comment 1 Didier 2003-02-21 10:20:27 EST
It seems all non-Gnome native apps are affected (kprinter, kedit, mozilla, OOo Writer, ...) ; GEdit, AbiWord, gnome-terminal, xterm all work fine.
Comment 2 Eido Inoue 2003-02-21 11:26:51 EST
The examples given are X based, which kbd has nothing to do with. Changing component.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-21 15:24:10 EST
You have not indicated what specific X release you are using. If you have not done so already, please update to the latest XFree86 and rawhide packages. If the problem persists, please attach your X server log and config file, and also report the problem to the firstname.lastname@example.org bug report address to maximize the chances of this problem being fixed before 4.3.0 is released.
Comment 4 Didier 2003-02-21 16:05:19 EST
Comment #3 : Phoebe 8.0.94, XFree86-126.96.36.1991-20030213.0 I'll upgrade to 188.8.131.522-20030218.0 on monday ; nevertheless, I already attached XFree86 log & config file. Coincidentally, I experienced the same bug (no composed double quotes) on my production machine (stock up2dated RHL 8.0) with the latest Mozilla RPM builds from ftp.mozilla.org (1.3b-0_gtk2_xft and 2003021xxx_trunk_rh8_gtk2), forcing me to retrograde to Mozilla 1.2.1 ; I don't know how or whether to cross-reference this bug report to the Mozilla package, though (I guess bugzilla.mozilla.org is a better place for this). Please note that my RHL 8.0 production machine is completely separate from my 8.0.94 test environment.
Comment 7 Didier 2003-02-21 16:13:32 EST
I'll await your feedback or the .902-upgrade, whichever comes first, before posting this to xfree86.org. Off-topic : thanks for both a truly great product and your inexhaustible commitment. Linux and RH make computing fun again (kinda reminds me of the old TRS-80 days :) ).
Comment 8 Peter van Egdom 2003-02-23 11:40:54 EST
I'm experiencing this problem too (using a fresh Phoebe 8.0.94 installation). If I change my keyboard type to U.S. International using "redhat-config-keyboard" I cannot use the double quotes key in, for example, "konsole". With Phoebe 8.0.93 I did not experience this problem. If I change my keyboard type to U.S. English everything works well again.
Comment 9 Didier 2003-02-24 09:52:47 EST
Upgraded to RawHide XFree86-184.108.40.2062-20030220.1, to no avail. As this problem seems to be limited to non-Gnome apps, should I really file a bug report with @xfree86.org ?
Comment 10 Didier 2003-02-25 03:35:15 EST
Concerning comment #9 : I read this today in the XFree86 cvs changelog (http://www.xfree86.org/cvs/changes.html) : 952. A more complete set of dead accent/space compose sequences, add for letters with a "stroke", and add some combos for exponent characters, katakana voiced sounds, etc to the en_US.UTF-8 compose file (#5646, David Monniaux). Perhaps d better wait for .903 RPM's ?
Comment 11 Didier 2003-02-27 03:49:18 EST
No go with XFree86-220.127.116.112-20030224.1 (from ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris/testing). (I'll be offline for the next 10 days).
Comment 12 Didier 2003-02-28 04:32:33 EST
Tested with XFree86-4.3.0-2 & kernel-2.4.20-2.54 : This yields different results : pressing the dblquote/space keys in non-Gnome apps (Mozilla, konsole, OOo Writer) returns something that *resembles* double quotes, but isn't (hex 'c2 a8' instead of '22'). Example (with hexdump) : --- "123" --- Â¨123Â¨ --- 00000000 2d 2d 2d 0a 22 31 32 33 22 0a 2d 2d 2d 0a c2 a8 |---."123".---...|00000010 31 32 33 c2 a8 0a 2d 2d 2d 0a |123...---.| 0000001a I'll be off-line until Mon 2003/03/10.
Comment 13 Didier 2003-03-11 03:37:28 EST
Problem still exists with XFree86-4.3.0-2.1
Comment 14 Mike A. Harris 2003-03-11 03:47:24 EST
I'm changing the status of this bug to UPSTREAM for now, as we will include the upstream fixes for this in our packages when XFree86 developers make fixes available in CVS.
Comment 16 Mike A. Harris 2003-04-25 06:22:27 EDT
What is the upstream bug URL, can you put it here so I can track it?
Comment 17 Didier 2003-04-25 07:21:44 EDT
Does this help you out ? http://email@example.com/msg03451.html (merely a reference to this bug report). Note : this bug seems to be fixed in RHL 9 Shrike ; my apologies for not closing it myself. However, as I have completely lost Euro & cent symbols on both console and X (no matter what keyboard layout I use), I suppose I'll have to file a new bug.
Comment 18 Peter van Egdom 2003-04-25 14:15:12 EDT
I still notice this bug in Red Hat Linux release 9 (Shrike). If I set the keyboard to US International, the " (double-quote's) key does not work. Instead of the " character it returns the Â¨ character. With US International "redhat-config-keyboard" executes the following command : "/usr/X11R6/bin/setxkbmap -layout us_intl -model pc105" With US English "redhat-config-keyboard" executes the following command : "/usr/X11R6/bin/setxkbmap -layout us -model pc105" These are the contents of my "/etc/sysconfig/i18n" file : LANG="nl_NL.UTF-8" SUPPORTED="nl_NL.UTF-8:nl_NL:nl:en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en" SYSFONT="latarcyrheb-sun16"
Comment 19 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-16 04:49:44 EDT
*** Bug 90300 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 20 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-16 04:52:06 EDT
THe firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, used to be the official place upstream to report bugs, however mailing lists are not a reliable way for reporting or tracking bug report progress, and involves a lot of extra work on all parties involved. XFree86.org has instituted bugzilla now for a few months, and all bug reports should be filed in their bugzilla at: http://bugs.xfree86.org Once you have filed the report in bugzilla upstream, please include the URL here once it is filed, and i will track it there. Thanks.
Comment 21 Hans Deragon 2003-05-16 07:12:19 EDT
As a quick workaround, for those who can live with this workaround, do the following: - open /etc/sysconfig/i18n - Edit LANG="" - Next time you boot, everything works fine (maybe resetting X is enough, but I am not sure). Off course, doing so you will loose your locale, but your keyboard will work fine in us_intl, including the double_quotes.
Comment 22 Didier 2003-05-16 07:45:02 EDT
Strangely enough, a week or two ago, I played around with some modmaps, etc. (didn't keep a log, unfortunately), and now everything works fine, even Euro chars on a QWERTY keyboard, both in X and console. If IIRC, I did this with XFree86-4.3.0-2 (not -5). Furthermore, main problem with Euro was the new RAlt-mapping in Gnome2 (keycode 113). From what I remember : /etc/X11/XF86Config : (!! please note the us-int instead of us_intl !!) ... Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "keyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xfree86" Option "XkbModel" "pc101euro" Option "XkbLayout" "us-int" EndSection ... /etc/X11/Xmodmap : ... ! Euro sign support !keycode 26 = e E currency keycode 26 = e E EuroSign keycode 54 = c C cent keycode 113 = Mode_switch Mode_switch Multi_key /etc/sysconfig/i18n : LANG="en_IE@euro" SUPPORTED="nl_BE.UTF-8@euro:nl_BE.UTF-8:nl_BE:nl:en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en" SYSFONT="lat0-sun16" SYSFONTACM="iso15" LC_TIME=nl_BE.UTF-8@euro LC_NUMERIC=nl_BE.UTF-8@euro LC_MONETARY=nl_BE.UTF-8@euro
Comment 23 Hans Deragon 2003-05-16 08:25:56 EDT
Regarding comment #22 (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=84802#c22), it works for you because you are not using UTF. I experimented on RH 9.0 and this is what I get: LANG="en_IE@euro" -> double quotes LANG="en_US.UTF-8" -> diaeresis Thus, the problem is UTF.
Comment 24 Hans Deragon 2003-05-16 08:54:23 EDT
Created a bug report at XFree86.org: http://bugs.xfree86.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=269 I strongly suggest that you add any comments and information there instead of here.
Comment 25 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-21 08:44:18 EDT
Thanks, I'll track it upstream now, and monitor for fixes.
Comment 26 Paul Bolle 2003-05-26 08:43:47 EDT
FWIW: for a workaround I had to edit /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose. In that file I changed the line <dead_diaeresis> <space> : "Â¨" diaeresis to <dead_diaeresis> <space> : "\"" quotedbl Now typing Shift + ' and then typing space will give you " (double quote). It's of little use, but typing Shift + ' twice will still give you a Â¨ (diaeresis).
Comment 27 Mike A. Harris 2003-07-17 06:28:30 EDT
I've just reinvestigated this upstream and it is resolved as a DUPLICATE of another bug which is resolved "RESOLVED LATER" with recommendations on how to proceed towards a solution. No further comments are present in the bug report after that suggestion. This is likely a long term issue and not something that will be investigated in the short term by XFree86.org resulting in a backportable patch. The presumption is now that the issue will be investigated by XFree86.org at some point in the future, and a resolution determined which makes it into a future XFree86 release. So at some point in the future, the official upstream resolution will end up incorporated into Red Hat Linux, and we no longer need to track this. Closing WONTFIX for any existing releases.