Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436626
Shift key does not change capitalization in "Russia Phonetic" layout.
Last modified: 2008-11-27 17:44:06 EST
Description of problem:
Shift key does not change capitalization when "Russia Phonetic" layout is selected
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This bug is new in Fedora 8, it does not happen in Fedora 7.
It happens in "Russia Phonetic" layout not in "Russia Default" or "U.S. English"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select "Russia Phonetic" layout using Keyboard Preferences > Layouts dialog.
2. Type anything when this layout selected with and without holding shift key.
Shift key does not affect capitalization.
Shift key is expected to flip "Caps Lock" temporarily when held, like it happens
in "U.S. English" layout.
I consider this bug to be important because people outside Russia likely prefer
"Russia Phonetic" layout to "Russia Default" where locations of the letters are
Perhaps, the easy fix would be to take this layout code from Fedora 7 where it
works fine, or to find out why "Russia Default" works but "Russia Phonetic" does
not, if I knew how ...
Created attachment 301370 [details]
keyboard preferences window
I realized that the problems exists when "U.S. English" is the default but not
listed first, like on the attached screen capture. In this case, it also brakes
copy-paste (via CTRL+C and CTRL+V) in some applications. There are no problems
when "U.S. English" layout is listed first.
Tricky problem, but it's xkbcomp's fault.
When the second group is initialised, the type for the first group (ALPHABETIC) is overwritten with the default type (ONE_LEVEL), losing the second level.
I just pushed a patch upstream that fixes this behaviour .
(In reply to comment #1)
> I realized that the problems exists when "U.S. English" is the default but not
> listed first, like on the attached screen capture. In this case, it also brakes
> copy-paste (via CTRL+C and CTRL+V) in some applications. There are no problems
> when "U.S. English" layout is listed first.
Haven't found this one yet, but I think this may be inside Xlib or the application.
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > I realized that the problems exists when "U.S. English" is the default but not
> > listed first, like on the attached screen capture. In this case, it also brakes
> > copy-paste (via CTRL+C and CTRL+V) in some applications. There are no problems
> > when "U.S. English" layout is listed first.
> Haven't found this one yet, but I think this may be inside Xlib or the
Works fine in xterm, so I guess this may be gtk/gnome related. Adding behdad, maybe he can chime in here.
How does it work in gedit? Is it different from in gnome-terminal?
Ctrl + D in gnome-terminal produces character
Ctrl + D in gedit deletes current line
xorg-x11-xkb-utils-7.2-6.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
xorg-x11-xkb-utils-7.2-6.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update xorg-x11-xkb-utils'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-7550
xorg-x11-xkb-utils-7.2-6.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
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