Bug 219847 - Updating to FC6 breaks compatibility with Tk
Summary: Updating to FC6 breaks compatibility with Tk
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tk
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Marcela Mašláňová
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-12-15 18:37 UTC by Fibonacci
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-05 08:21:09 UTC

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Description Fibonacci 2006-12-15 18:37:54 UTC
Description of problem:
Under Fedora Core 6 I cannot type accented characters anymore in Tk, since the
dead key used to generate the accent now only prints out the corresponding
accent - so, if one wants to write "naïve" or "résumé" in a Tk text widget, they
come out as "na¨ive" or "r´esum´e" respectively. This, of course, affects all
apps using Tk, including (but not limited to) Maxima, aMSN and UUDeview.
I have tried this with the Tk 8.4.13 binaries which were working fine under FC5
(and were installed and reinstalled via yum), with version 8.5a4 which I
compiled from sources, and with version 8.5a5 which I compiled from exactly the
same sources both under FC6 and under Ubuntu liveCD - and which works fine under
Ubuntu liveCD. The problem is always present.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Tk.
2. Create a Tk text widget (for example via "pack [text .t]").
3. Try to input an accented character (say, é) using a dead key.

Actual results:
The intended accented character (in this example, é) is inputted and displayed
on the widget.

Expected results:
The input comes out as two separate characters: accent + unaccented character
(in this example, ´e).

Additional info:

Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-03-27 15:52:52 UTC
I try it on the same version and it§s _resumé_. Why do you want to split one
character into two characters? 

Comment 2 Fibonacci 2007-03-28 03:07:45 UTC
My mistake. Swap actual and expected results.

Comment 3 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-03-28 10:58:51 UTC
I thought so, but I don't have this problem. 
Do you have fonts, xorg and locales properly configured? Maybe you're missing
some fonts?

I have:
and *-fonts-ISO8859-2-*

Comment 4 Fibonacci 2007-03-28 17:02:11 UTC
Same here. It even worked fine under FC5.

Comment 5 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-04-05 08:21:09 UTC
I tried it on different distro FC-5, FC-6 even RHEL and works for me. Sorry
can't help you. If you have more information please reopen it.

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