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Bug 117865 - No adead key accents (^, ") and related accented keys (�, �, �, �, �) in oowriter
No adead key accents (^, ") and related accented keys (�, �, �, �, ï¿...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2004-03-09 08:36 EST by Sébastien Pierre
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Description Sébastien Pierre 2004-03-09 08:36:06 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040115

Description of problem:
I use a French keyboard (generit PC-105 intl) and when I type ^ once,
nothing appears, when I type ^+^, nothing appears either. In fact,
nothing appears in the Writer for the following keystrokes :

 - " + " (I would expect " as " is a dead key)
 - " + <space> (same)
 - " + {a,e,i,o,u} (I would expect �, �, �, �, �)
 - ^ + ^ (I would expect ^)
 - ^ + <space) (same)
 - ^ + {a,e,i,o,u} (I would expect �, �, �, �, �)

I do not experience this problem with other applications.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start OpenOffice writer
2. Try to type any of the aforementioned keystroke (say ^+e)

Actual Results:  No character is output, it seems like the keystroke
was "absorbed" by OpenOffice. In fact, one could think that the ^ is
simply ignored, but it isn't as ^+e is also absorbed.

Expected Results:  The � character should be appended to the text

Additional info:
Comment 1 Sébastien Pierre 2004-03-09 08:38:13 EST
Also, it is funny to note that Bugzilla does not renders the accented
properly (under Mozilla 1.6), replacing them by (?).

The expected character is &ecirc;
Comment 2 Dan Williams 2004-03-09 10:58:15 EST
What locale do you use?  Do you know what setting your LANG
environment variable is?
Comment 3 Sébastien Pierre 2004-03-09 11:40:13 EST
> echo $LANG

from /ets/sysconfig/i18n

My keyboard layout is "French", as of Gnome Keyboard config tool.

BTW, I am using Berry Linux 0.37
(http://yui.mine.nu/linux/eberry.html), a Japanese distro based on
Fedora Core 2 test 1. I don't really think this is the root of the
problem, as all other apps behave well and that I freshly installed
OpenOffice from the Fedora yum repos. 

I know... this is a strange configuration...
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2004-03-09 12:11:10 EST
You should never be running with LANG = "C".  This is completely
unsupported and will not work.  You must change your LANG to match
your actual locale, then try this issue again.  If that is still
broken with LANG="en_US", then this bug is valid.
Comment 5 Sébastien Pierre 2004-03-10 04:00:07 EST
I set the LANG to fr_FR, and everything works fine now !

Maybe OpenOffice should issue a warning on incorrect (unsupported)
locales, as other apps seem to work fine with it...

Thanks for your help :)
Comment 6 Dan Williams 2004-03-11 18:30:30 EST
Unfortunately, OOo is a bit special in this regard :(  It interfaces
directly with X11's input routines, while most other apps go through

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