Bug 3167 - French latin-1 keyboard entry
Summary: French latin-1 keyboard entry
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-30 22:58 UTC by monniaux
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-28 00:04:36 UTC

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Description monniaux 1999-05-30 22:58:29 UTC
1. The latin-1 keyboard entry specifies dead accents on the
top row of the keyboard (dead acute, dead grave, dead
circumflex). This is wrong. They should be normal ', normal
`, normal ^. Dead accents there prevents the normal typing
of a text and is not consistent with XFree.

2. When in caps-lock, accented letters placed directly on
the keyboard should be capitalized. For instance, pressing e
acute when in caps lock should give capital E acute.

This is the MS-DOS / Windows keyboard behaviour, which is
what people are used to.

3. I also advise to enable the compose key by default as one
of thew Windows key. It's handy to type, say, Spanish,
without remapping the keyboard.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-27 23:43:59 UTC
assigned to notting - do we ship kbd anymore in the devel releases?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-28 00:04:59 UTC
kbd is not shipped with RHL 6.0.

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