Bug 476615 - Problem with latin american keyboard and spanish accents
Problem with latin american keyboard and spanish accents
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-16 03:23 EST by santiago angel
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:18 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:18:27 EST
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Out of the command dumpkeys in a gnome terminal (14.48 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-16 03:23 EST, santiago angel
no flags Details
/etc/sysconfig/keyboard (90 bytes, text/plain)
2008-12-16 03:24 EST, santiago angel
no flags Details

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Description santiago angel 2008-12-16 03:23:01 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.

How reproducible:

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 

Actual results:
no accents characters are shown:
´ + a prints nothing   

Expected results:
´ + a prints á

(same for the rest of accent characters)

Additional info:

In a KDE session all kde based software works fine.

In a text session without X11 accents works fine.
Comment 1 santiago angel 2008-12-16 03:24:03 EST
Created attachment 327082 [details]
Comment 2 santiago angel 2008-12-16 03:32:02 EST
RELATED https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475638
Comment 3 santiago angel 2008-12-16 03:33:44 EST
RELATED https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470153
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-16 17:07:20 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 473226 ***
Comment 5 santiago angel 2008-12-17 02:52:38 EST
bug 473226 is about wrong keyboard layout, but in this bug compose keymaps fails
and the keyboard layout is well recognized
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-17 09:41:50 EST
If you edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change


does your problem go away?
Comment 7 santiago angel 2008-12-18 00:36:37 EST
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
Comment 8 santiago angel 2008-12-18 00:37:14 EST
In KDE this changes take no effect.
Comment 9 santiago angel 2008-12-20 02:14:09 EST
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-
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
Comment 10 memo garcia 2009-04-24 12:34:38 EDT
(In reply to comment #6)
> If you edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard and change
> KEYTABLE="la-latin1"
> to
> KEYTABLE="latam"
> 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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