Bug 57882 - rxvt greek keyboard support clashes with altgr usage in (at least) Nordic countries
rxvt greek keyboard support clashes with altgr usage in (at least) Nordic cou...
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Classification: Retired
Component: rxvt (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-12-30 15:42 EST by Ville Herva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Description Ville Herva 2001-12-30 15:42:02 EST
Description of Problem:
The new rxvt-2.7.8 greek keyboard support defaults to using Mode_switch for changing between western and greek fonts

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch rxvt
2. press Mode_switch (altgr)

Actual Results:
Touching altgr (Mode switch leaves greek character set on).

Expected Results:
In many European countries (Finland, Sweden, Norway... I'm not sure what others... Germany, France?) altgr (Mode_switch) is used to compose characters like $, #, @, \, ~, |. It work like shift - you press it with for example '+' (altgr-+ -> \). 

Additional Information:
You can work around this with echo "Rxvt*greektoggle_key: Hyper_L" >> ~/.Xdefaults. 

But this is hellova announing default - altgr is the second most used modifier in Nordic countries. I don't think you want to leave this on by default. See README.greek in rxvt package, it can be disabled. Or at least change the default key to something else than 
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-01-08 09:50:06 EST
sorry... grrr.. I hate this default settings that are changing.
Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2002-01-17 10:24:12 EST
should be fixed in rxvt-2.7.8-6 or newer
Comment 3 Ville Herva 2002-03-21 14:46:01 EST
Nice. rxvt-2.7.8-6 hasn't propagated to rawhide yet, has it?

The newest I can find is 

lftp> pwd
lftp> ls rxvt*
-rw-r--r--    1 529      529        270464 Jan 15 14:47 rxvt-2.7.8-3.i386.rpm
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2002-03-25 06:00:38 EST
Oops, I meant rxvt-2.7.6-6, of course... 2.7.8-3 is ok also
Comment 5 Ville Herva 2002-03-28 15:07:16 EST
Of course. Sorry for the noise.

With 2.7.8-3 I can confirm the default is now sane ;).

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