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...
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: rxvt (Show other bugs)
1.0
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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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 
altgr.
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
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS
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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