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Bug 23473 - Problem in locale Compose file for iso8859-1
Problem in locale Compose file for iso8859-1
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-01-06 01:20 EST by Eli Barzilay
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-03-17 16:08:35 EST
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Description Eli Barzilay 2001-01-06 01:20:19 EST
The default settings in
make Control+Shift+T act like a Multi_key.  This is really not needed since
you can use only
the Multy_key bindings and actually assign any key you want to Multi_key. 
I encountered
this problem while playing with my Emacs configuration, and discussed it
with Emacs'
developers.  It seems like this problem originates in X itself since I saw
the same problem with
the default files on Solaris.  (I also mailed the XFree86 list but got no
response so far).
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-15 12:23:45 EST
I really do not know much about that stuff.  Can you suggest a proper
fix, and perhaps attach a patch file, or something and I can run it
by some other developers and possibly include it in a future release?
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 14:14:25 EST
I've looked in to this and I now know the file layouts partially,
but am still not completely certain what if anything to change as i do
not use any of this stuff at all and I don't want to break it.

Tis a side effect of being unilingual and using the default en_US layouts
with no special needs.  ;o)  I will try to dig into this, but please try
to explain the problem a little more detailed to me.
Comment 3 Eli Barzilay 2001-03-17 14:30:08 EST
Well, I also use just the standard isso8859-1 - which is what originated the
The thing is that this file has definitions for key combinations to get all
kinds of accented
characters etc.  Actually, it has three parts - one with Multi_key, a quick
thing with dead_acute
and the last part is almost an exact copy of the Multi_key thing with Ctrl<T>
Now this thing makes it possible to get accented keys with C-S-t, which is bogus
since you have bindings for Multi_key anyway - so if you realy want to use
C-S-t, you can use your .xmodmap
or whatever to modify it so it produces a Multi_key, and this will be an
identical thing.
So what I suggest is just killing the whole Ctrl<T> section, I don't expect
anyone to really use it.
One reason I can say that last sentence is that from digging around I learned
that once the French 
Compose file had the same binding for C-S-t, but it was removed.  Funny that
only the English
one is the one left with this junk...
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-03-17 16:08:31 EST
Ok, I think I get the idea now.  I will see what i can squeeze it into
my next build.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-25 22:17:40 EDT
Ok, I've added it to 4.0.3-11

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