Bug 143884 - Cannot input latin2 characters using Compose method
Summary: Cannot input latin2 characters using Compose method
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2004-12-31 16:01 UTC by Peter Dalgaard
Modified: 2009-01-09 06:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:51:37 UTC
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Description Peter Dalgaard 2004-12-31 16:01:26 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:
(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. �, 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):

How reproducible:

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:  "�" is echoed

Expected Results:  "�č" is echoed 

2nd character is c with caron, as per the Compose file

<Multi_key> <c> <c>     : "&#269;" U010D # LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CARON

Additional info:

Could well be a lower-level issue.

Comment 1 Peter Dalgaard 2005-01-01 00:47:27 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 22:38:23 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-02-03 20:12:02 UTC
The information we've requested above is required in order
to review this problem report further and diagnose/fix the
issue if it is still present.  Since there haven't been any
updates to the report in quite a long time now after we've
requested additional information, we're assuming the problem
is either no longer present in our current OS release, or
that there is no longer any interest in tracking the problem.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA", however if you still
experience this problem after updating to our latest Fedora
release and are still interested in Red Hat tracking
the issue, and assisting in troubleshooting the problem,
please feel free to provide the information requested above,
and reopen the report.

Thank you in advance.

Comment 4 Peter Dalgaard 2008-02-03 20:34:18 UTC
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???)

Comment 5 petrosyan 2008-02-03 22:00:48 UTC
Which versions of Fedora and gnome-terminal are you using?

Comment 6 petrosyan 2008-02-03 22:02:49 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Peter Dalgaard 2008-02-03 23:14:11 UTC
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

Comment 8 petrosyan 2008-02-03 23:48:03 UTC
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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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:51:37 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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