Bug 141475 - bad accents on some apps like lyx
Summary: bad accents on some apps like lyx
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: qt   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-12-01 13:45 UTC by Jose L.
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-02-11 16:34:46 UTC
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bad accents on lyx (30.00 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-12-09 07:19 UTC, Jose L.
no flags Details

Description Jose L. 2004-12-01 13:45:26 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Gecko/20041111 Firefox/1.0

Description of problem:
Accents in Lyx and others programs appear NEXT to vowels; they work OK
in OOffice.
<a href="http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88151">Look this
reference</a> please

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 2.6.0-1, kde 3.3.1-2.2, qt-3.3.3-8, lyx-1.3.5-1.1.fc3.rf

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run Lyx

Additional info:

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2004-12-01 13:55:57 UTC
FYI, koffice suffers the same problem.  

IMO, this bug should be assigned to qt, as it is the immodule patch
responsible.  Disabling immodule makes things work again.

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2004-12-01 14:03:05 UTC
you could try moving/renaming
to see if that helps.

Comment 3 Jose L. 2004-12-01 14:27:25 UTC
How could i disable the immodule?
I try moving and renaming that directory and don't solve the problem :(

Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2004-12-01 14:36:21 UTC
The only way to completely disable immodule is to rebuild qt without 
the immodule patch.

You could try the qt rpms from 
which has immodule disabled (primarily due to this bug).

Comment 5 Jose L. 2004-12-01 17:50:10 UTC
Hi again,
I have installed FC2 and the problem dissapear:
Kernel 2.6.5-1.358 KDE 3.2.2-4 qt 3.3.2-2 and lyx 1.3.5-1.1

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2004-12-01 18:05:22 UTC
FYI, from qt's changelog:
* Thu Jul 01 2004 Than Ngo <than@redhat.com> 1:3.3.2-10
- add immodule for Qt

Looks like immodule wasn't added until later.

Comment 7 Jose L. 2004-12-02 14:22:34 UTC
Actually I have:
Kernel 2.6.9-1.6_FC2, KDE 3.2.2.-8.FC2, qt-3.3.3-0.1 and
With those components works fine; maybe with KDE 3.3 fail?

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2004-12-02 14:25:53 UTC
I doubt kde has anything to do with it as lyx is a qt-only program.

Comment 9 Jose L. 2004-12-02 14:28:33 UTC
Do you think that qt is the problem?

Comment 10 Rex Dieter 2004-12-02 14:30:37 UTC
Yes, qt and the immodule patch is the problem.  That's what I've been
saying the whole time.

Comment 11 Jose L. 2004-12-02 14:37:26 UTC
I don't know what is the immodule; On qt site don't speak about this
problem or similar

Comment 12 Rex Dieter 2004-12-02 14:47:17 UTC

Comment 13 Rex Dieter 2004-12-02 14:52:16 UTC
Sorry, here's a better link:

Comment 14 Jose L. 2004-12-02 16:09:40 UTC
I have sent a mail to immodule-qt@freedesktop.org, explain the
problem; waiting ...

Comment 15 Rex Dieter 2004-12-02 18:57:47 UTC
I've confirmed qt-3.3.3-15 still exhibits the same (bad) behavior. 
dead-keys do not function properly in either kword or lyx.

One can at least copy-n-paste in accented characters into kword. 
Pasting accented characters into lyx generates bogus/garbage looking

Comment 16 Leon Ho 2004-12-09 01:17:12 UTC
Can you try if:
# export QT_IM_MODULE=simple
before running the application helps?

Comment 17 Jose L. 2004-12-09 07:19:02 UTC
Created attachment 108181 [details]
bad accents on lyx

Don't function export qt.... see

Comment 18 Jose L. 2005-01-31 07:43:25 UTC
Please redhat team (Ngo Than), what's happen? any solution? any ...?

Comment 19 Persio Barros 2005-02-07 10:45:36 UTC
I got the qt package from the kde-redhat project from:
After installing it, the accents in lyx are now working as expected.
But I don't know if this will have any impact on other programs. May
be on KDE? Well, I use gnome.

Comment 20 Jose L. 2005-02-07 10:53:55 UTC
Great! Works fine, by now. Thanks

Comment 21 Leon Ho 2005-02-07 15:57:08 UTC
It look like we have to fix lyx. Please see:

We do not include lyx. Any pointer on upstream contacts, or anyone
have tried to talk to the upstream about it?

Comment 22 Michael Schwendt 2005-02-07 16:26:47 UTC
Fixed link:

lyx is included in Fedora Extras.

Comment 23 Jose L. 2005-02-07 18:44:51 UTC
With the new version of qt package (3.3.3.-16.3.3) everything works fine.

Comment 24 Ngo Than 2005-02-11 16:34:46 UTC
i think lyx needs to be fixed in this case! and Kazuki is willing to
fix this problem in lyx.

Comment 25 Rex Dieter 2005-02-11 16:50:26 UTC
FYI, koffice is busted too.

Comment 26 Ngo Than 2005-02-12 14:01:22 UTC
i have done the backport for koffice-1.3.5-3. It now fixes this problem.
Please don't forget to update qt-3.3.4-4, which is required for this.

Comment 27 Rex Dieter 2005-02-12 16:48:57 UTC
Thanks Ngo, fabulous!

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