Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57882
rxvt greek keyboard support clashes with altgr usage in (at least) Nordic countries
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:50 EDT
Description of Problem:
The new rxvt-2.7.8 greek keyboard support defaults to using Mode_switch for changing between western and greek fonts
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch rxvt
2. press Mode_switch (altgr)
Touching altgr (Mode switch leaves greek character set on).
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-+ -> \).
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
sorry... grrr.. I hate this default settings that are changing.
should be fixed in rxvt-2.7.8-6 or newer
Nice. rxvt-2.7.8-6 hasn't propagated to rawhide yet, has it?
The newest I can find is
lftp> ls rxvt*
-rw-r--r-- 1 529 529 270464 Jan 15 14:47 rxvt-2.7.8-3.i386.rpm
Oops, I meant rxvt-2.7.6-6, of course... 2.7.8-3 is ok also
Of course. Sorry for the noise.
With 2.7.8-3 I can confirm the default is now sane ;).