Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 722911
Fedora 15 LXDE w/KB Canadian French layout - dead keys not recognized in QT app.
Last modified: 2011-07-26 06:00:43 EDT
Description of problem:
OS "en_US", hardware notebook keyboard "Japanese", default keyboard layout "jp". Additional keyboad layout "ca" [French-Canadian, I type in French].
The dead keys "ç, è, à, etc." are not recognized in all the applications using a QT toolkit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setxkbmap -option grp:switch, grp:rctrl_rshift_toggle jp,ca
2. switch to kb "ca"
3. input accents in a qt application field
dead keys not working
dead keys working (obviously)
Upstream bug report: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-20428
reassigning -> qt
What input method mechanism are you using for jp? (These bugs are usually caused by input methods, we have at least 2 of them in our Bugzilla already.)
Hello, I use iBus (recommended). Could you direct me to the bug report already opened for ca input if the issue is the same. Thank you.
Uhm, there's bug #658090, which you filed and which got fixed because you claimed it was fixed (and nobody else could reproduce it).
Sorry, I mean:
Uhm, there's bug #658090, which you filed and which got CLOSED (as "fixed in errata") because you claimed it was fixed (and nobody else could reproduce it).
that was about Swiss-French input layout. It has been fixed ever since. I am located in Japan. Unluckily (from my point of view), I write/speak a language with accents. Ca and Fr(ch) language use the same set of accents, but the kb layout is different -- "ca" input relies on dead keys for almost all the accents. The benefit is that a "ca" kb layout is much more closer to a JP/US (my notebook) kb layout, than a fr(ch) kb layout.
Anyway, I think it's best closing this bug since it's misplaced. I will open a new bug with the same issue to Ibus (dest. Fujiwara) since I got a good feedback from him about a ibus time out problem.
Thanks for the feedback and let me know if i should do otherwise.
It's the same bug, dead keys are broken. I don't think it depends on the keyboard layout at all.
Kevin, thanks again for the ibus pointer. Fujiwara answered my question, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=725125#c2
A missing ibus plug-in was preventing some KB layouts to input accents relying on dead keys correctly.