Bug 55226 - estonian keymap does not load
estonian keymap does not load
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: console-tools (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
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Reported: 2001-10-27 14:43 EDT by david
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-23 16:38:35 EDT
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Description david 2001-10-27 14:43:07 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
keymap et or keymap et-nodeadkeys does not load. loadkeys et at bash 
prompt does gives following error...

Loading /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/et.kmap.gz
unknown keysym `currency'
/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/et.kmap.gz:5: parse error
syntax error in map file
key bindings not changed

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Just choose et in kbdconfig and try to load it 
with /etc/rc.d/init.d/keymap start or simply loadkeys et

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ivo Sarak 2001-12-30 13:40:54 EST
It has never loaded correctly on whatever RedHat Linux version.
Use 'fi' keyboard settings instead and forget 'u'.
Comment 2 Fred New 2002-04-19 10:19:38 EDT
WORKAROUND: I have been using Ville Hallik's "ee-dump.kmap" for quite a while.  
It has all the Estonian characters that I ever use, except caron-s and caron-z, 
and these two exceptions may be a problem with the console font.  (You can even 
get ^ using <Alt Gr>+D.)

How to download and use this file:

1.  Download http://linux.ee/~ville/ee-keymaps/ee-keymaps-1.2.tar.gz.
2.  tar xvzf ee-keymaps-1.2.tar.gz
3.  gzip -9 ee-keymaps-1.2/linux-console/ee-dump.kmap
4.  (as SuperUser)
cp ee-keymaps-1.2/linux-console/ee-dump.kmap.gz /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty
5.  setup -> Keyboard configuration
      select ee-dump

Additional information in Estonian is available at
Comment 3 Fred New 2002-04-23 05:14:54 EDT
I see that Bugzilla doesn't accept non-ascii characters.  My comment about 
being able to type ^ got transformed - the "D" should be a-umlaut:
you can get ^ by using <Alt Gr>+<a-umlaut>.
Comment 4 Fred New 2002-04-24 07:13:46 EDT
Better workaround:

I found that loadkeys is choking on the string "currency" in the euro include
file, /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/include/euro.inc.gz

If you gunzip this file, edit it to change "currency" to "0xa4" and gzip it, you
should be able to loadkeys et.kmap.  That is, setup -> Keyboard configuration
and select "et".  (If you want to use the cent character, you can also uncomment
the cent line in euro.inc.)

In order to view the s-caron (sh), z-caron (zh) and euro characters, on
character consoles, you should edit /etc/sysconfig/i18n and change SYSFONTACM to
iso15.  I noticed that this is configured correctly as a result of selecting an
Estonian keyboard (or adding Estonian language) during Skipjack beta-2 installation.

I'm still working on how to view these characters from the Gnome desktop, but
this is no longer a console-tools problem.
Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2004-08-23 16:38:35 EDT
estonian is currently not supported on utf-8 console on current distros.

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