Bug 3167 - French latin-1 keyboard entry
French latin-1 keyboard entry
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 1999-05-30 18:58 EDT by monniaux
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-27 20:04:36 EDT
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Description monniaux 1999-05-30 18:58:29 EDT
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 19:43:59 EDT
assigned to notting - do we ship kbd anymore in the devel releases?
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-08-27 20:04:59 EDT
kbd is not shipped with RHL 6.0.

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