Bug 132541 - Pound key on UK keyboard inserts two chars A�
Summary: Pound key on UK keyboard inserts two chars A�
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 138618
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dan Williams
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: 133486 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-09-14 16:25 UTC by David W. Legg
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-28 13:04:11 UTC
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Description David W. Legg 2004-09-14 16:25:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
With a UK keyboard using Fedora Core 2 containing OOo V1.1.1 and also
with the OOo V1.1.2 from Fedora Core 3 test 3, pressing the pound key
(�, that is, shift-3) to insert a currency symbol in the Writer and
Spread sheet actuall inserts 2 characters instead of 1. The first char
is a capital A with a hat on it (circumflex). The second is the
desired pound character (shift-3). Obviously, only one char should be
generated. This is entirely reproduceable in both versions of OOo.
Have only tested  it on FC2, though.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
openoffice-1.1.2 all builds

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start OOo
2. Press shift-3
3. Watch A(+hat)� appear

Actual Results:  2 chars inserted instead of 1.
First char incorrect. Second char correct.

Expected Results:  Just a pound sign should appear.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2004-09-15 10:52:33 UTC
That's odd, I have that keyboard and I get a single "£" with 1.1.2-3.
Admittedly I'm running an up to date FC3test. What's the output of
"locale" run from a terminal, and I assume that OOo is the only
application that shows this behaviour ?

Comment 2 David W. Legg 2004-09-15 18:15:41 UTC
[root@aldebaran log]# locale
[root@aldebaran log]#

This is on FC2 which runs OOo 1.1.1.

Yes, OOo, is the only one, but both Writer and Spreadsheet do it.

I also have a friend with a fully updated FC2 that has noticed the
same problem.

Comment 3 Dan Williams 2004-09-15 18:28:27 UTC
do you guys happen to have any input servers running, like IIIMF
(htt_server) or kinput2?  There is an issue with double-byte input
when running these, which was fixed on later builds of OOo.

To test:

1) open a terminal
2) type 'tcsh'
3) type 'setenv XMODIFIERS "@im=none"'
4) type /usr/bin/oowriter

And see if that helps...  Please report back what the result is.


Comment 4 Dan Williams 2004-09-15 18:36:54 UTC
I'm unable to reproduce this bug on openoffice.org-1.1.2-3, either
with htt_server running or without.  My procedure:

1) set LANG to en_GB.UTF-8
2) from the terminal, "gkb_xmmap uk"
3) /usr/bin/oowriter
4) Type shift-3
5) Get correct Pound sign

Comment 5 David W. Legg 2004-09-17 20:34:26 UTC
Have htt_server running (as out of the box in FC2).
None of the others.

1) open a terminal
2) type 'tcsh'
3) type 'setenv XMODIFIERS "@im=none"'
4) type /usr/bin/oowriter

produced the same result (A with a hat followed by a pound sign).

That was with openoffice.org-1.1.1-4 on FC2.

Comment 6 David W. Legg 2004-09-17 20:37:32 UTC
When I try:

1) set LANG to en_GB.UTF-8
2) from the terminal, "gkb_xmmap uk"
3) /usr/bin/oowriter
4) Type shift-3
5) Get correct Pound sign

I still get the double characters (A-hat pound).

Let me know if I can try anything else.

BTW. OOo is really looking quite superb nowadays. Just the odd gremlin
to contend with. Cheers.:)

Comment 7 Dan Williams 2004-09-25 19:31:20 UTC
This issue should be fixed with OOo 1.1.1-6 and later...  Any way you
could test with the OOo 1.1.2 in Rawhide?

Comment 8 David W. Legg 2004-09-25 21:29:00 UTC
I tried it with 1.1.2-3 on FC2 and it had the bug.
Are saying it has been fixed between 1.1.2-3 and 1.1.2-6?

Comment 9 Dan Williams 2004-09-28 20:42:15 UTC
*** Bug 133486 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 sverrejon john 2004-09-28 22:29:01 UTC
After trying this:
2) type 'tcsh'
3) type 'setenv XMODIFIERS "@im=none"'

the signs changed, but øæå doesn't work )=

Comment 11 David W. Legg 2005-01-03 20:24:44 UTC
I have just tried OOo 1.1.2-3 in FC3 and the problem persists, ie the
pound key still generates 2 characters, but only under KDE.

I also notice thatif I turn off the iiimf service, the problem goes away.
Hope this helps some-one ...

Comment 12 Petr Šimon 2005-01-21 10:14:14 UTC
1. LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, gkb_xmmap uk
2. when lounching OOo another small window titled "IME Status" appears, which
provides input methods that are available for all GTK apps, actually more.
3. Eperiment: zh_CN.UTF-8, gkb_xmmap uk, problem was gone. And even the "IME
Status" window did not appear.
4. Same problem with cs_CZ.UTF-8 and czech keyboard
5. only in KDE

Comment 13 Petr Šimon 2005-01-21 10:43:51 UTC
As I pointed in out in #138183, might be UTF-8 related problem. en_GB.iso88591
works fine.

Comment 14 Dan Williams 2005-02-28 17:08:35 UTC
Most likely a dupe of Bug 138618, stopping the "iiim" service seems to

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138618 ***

Comment 15 Caolan McNamara 2005-04-28 13:04:11 UTC
close as duplicate

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