Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476615
Problem with latin american keyboard and spanish accents
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:18:27 EST
Created attachment 327081 [details]
Out of the command dumpkeys in a gnome terminal
Description of problem:
After the initial yum update my system does not work anymore with Spanish accents in every application that uses gnome or gtk libs including firefox and OpenOffice.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.type an accent character like á in a gnome session
2.or type an accent character like á in gnome/gtk based applications in a KDE session
no accents characters are shown:
´ + a prints nothing
´ + a prints á
(same for the rest of accent characters)
In a KDE session all kde based software works fine.
In a text session without X11 accents works fine.
Created attachment 327082 [details]
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 473226 ***
bug 473226 is about wrong keyboard layout, but in this bug compose keymaps fails
and the keyboard layout is well recognized
If you edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change
does your problem go away?
No, it's worst, in gnome my keyboard layout is wrong with this changes, no accents and no alt-gr.
For the record the system is an HP compaq 8710p
In KDE this changes take no effect.
With the system update of 2008-12-18 accents are working again in gtk/gnome apps
Partial yum log:
Dec 18 13:32:35 Updated: bash-3.2-30.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:37 Updated: mesa-dri-drivers-7.2-0.15.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:47 Updated: mesa-libGL-7.2-0.15.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:47 Updated: mesa-libGLU-7.2-0.15.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:52 Updated: gtk2-2.14.5-3.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:53 Updated: 12:libdhcp4client-4.0.0-33.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:53 Updated: glx-utils-7.2-0.15.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:54 Updated: iscsi-initiator-utils-188.8.131.520-1.0.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:55 Updated: 12:dhclient-4.0.0-33.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:56 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:56 Updated: 1:dbus-libs-1.2.4-2.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:57 Updated: 1:dbus-1.2.4-2.fc10.i386
Dec 18 13:32:57 Updated: 1:dbus-x11-1.2.4-2.fc10.i386
(In reply to comment #6)
> If you edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change
> does your problem go away?
I have the same, or at least similar, problem with latin american keyboard.
The change in /etc/sysconfig/keyboard proposed doesn't work.
An few examples of wrong mappings are:
backslash should be generated with "ALT GR °" and is generated with "ALT GR '"
left curl parenthesis should be "ALT GR ´" and is "´" without modifier
accent a (á) should be "´ + a" and is "' + a"
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