Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138183
Does not display umlauts with a configured german keyboard layout
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I cannot enter umlauts into any document. The previous version FC3T2
and the included openoffice.org version did work, however.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3T3 and configure a deDE keyboard layout
2. Startup openoffice.org writer
3. enter umlauts
The umlauts are displayed as can be seen on the attached picture.
Correctly displayed umlauts.
I have de-installed the rpm - packages for openoffice.org-1.1.2
and installed it anew with an installation archive I have downloaded
earlier from the OpenOffice.org website.
The same happens. It seems that openoffice.org produces this bug, as
no other application that uses the GTK does fail to correctly display
Created attachment 106211 [details]
Shows the described bug
Created attachment 106212 [details]
Shows the described bug
Can you do the following?
1) open a terminal
2) type 'gkb_xmmap de'
3) type '/usr/bin/oowriter'
4) hit the 'Ã¶' key (US keyboard's ';' character)
Can you still not see the umlaut? I cannot reproduce this on FC3
using this procedure... Also, are you running any input servers, like
(I can't reproduce by going to the Keyboard preference applet and
making a German Basic layout the current layout either...)
Thanks for the hint, but after I have re-installed everything from
scratch, switching back to FC3T2, I experience the very same problems
now with a former working installation basis.
Heck, I should have waited prior re-installing and read your ingenous
and valuable hint reg. additional input servers. That did the trick, I
just disabled kanna and iiim and now it works as expected.
I think we can close this bug but should nonetheless keep in mind that
Openoffice has problems with additional input servers, okay?
Now that I have so much excercise with it, I will continue
re-installing FC3T3 ... ,-) and de-escalete it again to "absolut
Well, its really a bug since it should work fine with input servers
running int he background, I couldn't reproduce this with them running
though. Did you just start them up? What was the value of your
GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable? I'd like to figure this out so I
can reproduce it.
Well, the services (canna etc.) are started during the startup process.
I just restarted the system and forgot to disable the services from
the respective runlevels and the problem persists. I will now remove
them from the respective runlevels in order to get OOo working again,
besides I do not really need these services ;-)
Note that I also reported the bug to the openoffice bug-tracker, so
that they also may have a look at the problem, and, as it only exists
in openoffice so far, I presume that it is more like their
responsibility rather than anyone else's, or so...
The environment variable you are talking about does not exist on my
system - however I am just running KDE and that does not necessarily
rely on the GIMP toolkit.
I reproduce it on FC3 (fully updated).
I would say that all this is UTF-8 realted, cf also #132541. When I tried
de_DE.iso88591 it worked well. Only seems to be the problem KDE.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138618 ***
close as duplicate