Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 143884
Cannot input latin2 characters using Compose method
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:51:37 EST
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Description of problem:
(in en_US.UTF-8 locale)
X11 compose sequences work for Latin1 characters but not for Latin2.
They can be entered in an xterm and copied from there to a
gnome-terminal, so it isn't a font issue. This means that it is
inordinately difficult to enter e.g. čï¿½ï¿½, which are fairly
common in Eastern European names. (Same issue appears with this entry
field in Firefox, btw, so it could well be a lower level issue).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. xmodmap -e 'keycode F12 = Multi_Key' # in case Shift-AltGr isn't there
2. on command line, or as input to cat, etc. type F12-a-e F12-c-c
Actual Results: "ï¿½" is echoed
Expected Results: "ï¿½č" is echoed
2nd character is c with caron, as per the Compose file
<Multi_key> <c> <c> : "č" U010D # LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CARON
Could well be a lower-level issue.
Special characters got garbled in the bug report form...
The characters referred to in the description were various caron'ed
characters, the actual results were an ae ligature, and the expected
results were ae followed by c-caron.
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This is still with us. Reproduction instructions are the same as 3 years ago:
Multi_key c c works in xterm but not in gnome terminal (in my locale).
(I don't know why this was "insufficient data" -- couldn't you just have tried???)
Which versions of Fedora and gnome-terminal are you using?
When I try to reproduce this bug in Fedora 8 I get the following:
$ xmodmap -e 'keycode F12 = Multi_Key'
xmodmap: commandline:1: bad keycode value
xmodmap: 1 error encountered, aborting.
Sorry, that's Multi_key (lowercase k)
This is Fedora 8, terminal 2.18.3
Notice that a good deal of other key combinations from
have gone missing as well
Ok. I can reproduce this bug now.
To reproduce this bug first I had to run:
xmodmap -e 'keysym F12 = Multi_key'
(keysym instead of keycode).
Then F12-a-e, works as expected, and F12-c-c does not work.
I can confirm that it works in xterm, but does not work in any other gnome
application (gnome-terminal, gedit).
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