Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 490841
accented characters are replaced by a separate stress and a character in KDE apps running under GNOME in F10.
Last modified: 2009-09-08 03:04:21 EDT
Description of problem:
when not root, accented characters are replaced by a separate stress and a character.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use non-privileged account to run any KDE app under Gnome, e.g. LyX
2. switch to Greek layout (other similar reports mention French, or any other EU language using stresses - did not check personally)
3. press ; and a
Many other ppl reported this under many names, dead keys, accent character et.c. All closed, but bug still here. Well, I figured out that does it in latest fresh fedora 10 when using it as a non-privileged user. As root works ΟΚ. For keyboard switching I use 'keyboard Indicator 188.8.131.52 for Gnome'.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 468590 ***
The bug you refer to is "closed upstream" while the bug is not resolved. Therefore, either open the bug again or leave this bug as a separate report.
May I remind you that with the exception of English, all other European languages (or non-european written with the latin alphabet, e.g. turkish) use some form of accents and not being able to produce such characters is a MAJOR issue.
fyi, closed->upstream simply means that the issue is being tracked upstream, and doesn't reflect whether it is fully resolved or not.
Right, CLOSED UPSTREAM just means the bug was reported upstream and we have to wait for upstream to fix it. As long as the upstream report is still open, the issue is not resolved.
There's also a workaround provided: remove all the scim* packages.
rpm -qa|grep scim returned nothing in my system, yet the problem persists.
Genuinely I wonder why when launched as root it runs fine.
CLOSED DUPLICATE = closed being duplicate
CLOSED UPSTREAM = closed being upstream
UPSTREAM = near the original developer of program at fault
Which is the project that's at fault? QT?
Running fine as root, could it mean that QT is not at fault, but something's fishy with the user configuration files instead, ergo it should come back downstream?
I have the same exact issue under Fedora 10.
Running as root I can write accented letters, as normal user I cannot.
It seems to be happening only in Qt apps run under GNOME.
As pointed out by George this is a quite important bug for many non-English languages (in Italian writing "è" vs "e" changes from "is" to "and"... that's not quite a minor thing IMHO...).
Uninstalling scim didn't do any good unfortunately.
Any other workaround would be highly appreciated (my current one is: switch to gedit, type the accented letter and copy/paste it in the QT app. Not a very nice one).