Bug 218264 - Too many russian keyboard layouts offered by anaconda installer
Too many russian keyboard layouts offered by anaconda installer
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhpl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2006-12-04 04:15 EST by Victor Ashik
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-12-05 10:11:32 EST
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Description Victor Ashik 2006-12-04 04:15:40 EST
Description of problem:

Anaconda installer offers too many variants of Russian keyboard layout.
I think all but one of them are obsolete variants of KOI8-R layout, and should
be removed or hidden, because only UTF-8 layout (Russian) works after setup.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from setup media
2. Choose Russian language
Actual results:
Offers many variants of russian keyboard layouts.
Only one variant (default one) will work after setup.

Expected results:
Only one variant offered.

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Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-12-04 16:31:41 EST
The ru.map.utf8ru keyboard layout (labeled as "Russian (utf8ru)") is the only
working one?
Comment 2 Victor Ashik 2006-12-04 17:37:39 EST
No, ru.map.utf8ru is missing: system-config-keyboard gives me "cannot open file
ru.map.utf8ru" message, and find /lib/kbd -name 'ru*' proves it.

The only working one is ru.map, labeled Russian.
Comment 3 Victor Ashik 2006-12-04 17:44:23 EST
I must note, that there are still some cases for using single byte encodings
KOI8-R and windows-1251 with Fedora. So I think we should not remove keyboard
layouts completely, just hide them from installer and system-config-keyboard to
save regular user from encodings hell.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2006-12-05 10:11:32 EST
This will be fixed in the next build of rhpl.  Thanks for the information.

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