Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118883
Romanian keyboard layout is broken in xorg-x11
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:04:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to xorg-x11, the Romanian keyboard layout is totally
messed up. The previous layout activated the combination of AltGr with
A, S, T and Q to use specific Romanian characters. With xorg-x11 the
layout is the same used with Windows OS, which is broken for two major
reasons: it completly changes the position of some keys, which are not
related to Romanian characters, in a weird manner. Second, there are
NO Romanian layout keyboards, this means that all Romanians use
english layout keyboard. Linux users change to the Romanian layout
that adds the AltGr functionality. The Windows users do something very
funny, they stick small pieces of papers on the keyboard in order to
recognize the placement of the remapped layout by MS Windows.
All Windows users that have been converted to Linux were so happy with
the function of AltGr key. They can write in romanian in a more
natural fashion and they don't have to "remap" the characters on the keys.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use Romanian keyboard layout
2. "try" to write something in a console
3. use English keyboard layout and the AltGr is gone
Actual Results: Well, / got replaced with -, y with z, ' with ], -
with + etc
Expected Results: The previous layout was SO much better. Please
switch to the previous layout, it's so frustating to get this Windows
feeling while you work with Linux. In the previous layout, all
characters were in the right place, as shown on the keys, AltGr + A,
S, T, Q gives the Romanian specific characters without remapping other
characters like: - = [ ] ; ' / \ ` etc
Please report this request to X.org in their upstream bug tracker at:
http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg" product. If you paste the
URL to the upstream bug report here, I will then track the request
in the upstream bug tracker, and follow the official upstream
Thanks in advance.
I've done that.
Ok, thanks. Please paste the X.Org bug URL here if you would like
us to track the issue and review any fixes that become available
for consideration in future updates.
Setting status to "UPSTREAM", and awaiting bug URL for tracking.
The X.Org URL is https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=371