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Bug 65025 - Broken polish keyboard in KDE3
Broken polish keyboard in KDE3
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 64559
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-05-16 05:57 EDT by Wojciech Kazubski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-05-24 04:34:18 EDT
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Description Wojciech Kazubski 2002-05-16 05:57:07 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.79 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.18-3 i686)

Description of problem:
Polish keyboard is broken after upgrading from RH7.2  (KDE2.2.2) to RH7.3
Pressing <Alt> +a gives <ae> instead of a with ogonek
Pressing <Alt>+c gives slashed c instead of accented c  (0xE6)
Pressing <Alt>+e gives ordinary e
Only slashed l (lower and uppercase) are OK.
The pl2 keyboard is broken too (but z and y are switched as expected)
After switching from pl2 to pl keyboard z and y remain switched.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade RH7.2 to RH7.3 with KDE3, polish locale (or install RH7.3) configure
pl as main keyboard and 
2. Open KEdit or other editor
3. Press Right <Alt> and a

Actual Results:  (ae( character appears in KEdit

Expected Results:  (a( with ogonek 

Additional info:

Affects any KDE application. Tested on one computer.
Comment 1 Wojciech Kazubski 2002-05-16 07:33:24 EDT
After rebooting with polish keyboard enabled only slashed l and L are mapped
(correctly), other mappings are appearing after switching to us keboard and
remain active after switching back to pl. So I expect missing entries in
keyboard mapping file for pl keyboard.
Comment 2 Wojciech Kazubski 2002-05-22 12:23:55 EDT
Another observation:
each time the polish keyboard is selected, the message:

Error loading keymap /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/compiled/server-0.xkm

is appended to XFree86.0.log. I cant see any file except README there
Comment 3 Wojciech Kazubski 2002-05-24 03:56:28 EDT
This bug is in XFree86 4.2.0. 
Replacing the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pl by a similar file taken
from XFree86 4.1.0 (RedHat 7.2) or commenting out (with //) the two lines
defining the Euro sign solves the problem until introduction of Euro in Poland.
This may help for some other national keyboards as pl2.
Comment 4 Jacek Piskozub 2002-05-24 04:34:12 EDT
Deleting the unnecessary comma after EuroSign in
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pl  and restarting X-server is enough to have the
Polish keyborad functionality restored.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-24 21:39:08 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 64559 ***

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