Bug 181054 - Swiss-German keyboard (de_CH) no longer works
Swiss-German keyboard (de_CH) no longer works
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-02-12 07:46 EST by A. Folger
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-15 07:48:27 EST
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Description A. Folger 2006-02-12 07:46:52 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051202 Fedora/1.5-0.fc4 Firefox/1.5

Description of problem:
I use a number of keyboard layouts. Since my update to kde 3.5, the Swiss-German keyboard layout (de_CH) no longer works. The keyboard layout applet displays "err". In the mean time, the next best thing I can do is using the German layout (de_DE), but some of the functionality, such as accented achracters for French, is gone. More serious is the problem that some of the basic Unix characters, like the pipe, tilde, backtick and single quote are now hard to access.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install as a new keyboard layout "Swiss (German)" (=de_CH) using the KDE keyboard applet
2. Try to switch to that layout
3. see how instead of the label "de", the keyboard layout applet shows "err"

Actual Results:  see point 3 above

Expected Results:  "de" is displayed and the keyboard layout is now properly selected and functioning.

Additional info:

You can test this by typing, on an international keyboard (105 keys) the key right of the "P" while pressing shift. On the German layout, you'll get a capital U with two dots over it [Ü]. On the Swiss(German) layout you'll get the minor case e with grave accent [è].

This problem appeared both on a i386 system with kde 3.5.1 and on a x(&_64 system with kde 3.5.0, in both cases the problem happened after upgrading.
Comment 1 A. Folger 2006-02-12 07:50:54 EST
This bug is a reappearance of the problem I filed in <a
href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=162307">bug #162307</a>
Comment 2 A. Folger 2006-02-14 05:49:47 EST
The bug is well known at bugs.kde.org and has been solved:

Could the Fedora packagers please provide an update ASAP, either using the
patch, or at least releasing xorg 6.90? This will be very much appreciated by many.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2006-02-15 07:48:27 EST
i will push the new kdebase including the fix for this problem into FC4 update  
this week. Thanks for your report. 

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