Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73293
kbd: some compose combinations missing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:16 EDT
Description of Problem:
When using a keymap which includes "compose.latin1", some compose
combinations don't work, such as 'a"' (all vowels).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. loadkeys de-latin-nodeadkeys.map
2. Type the selected compose key (Alt+AltGr), then 'a', then '"'
Console shows 'a"'
Console shows 'd' (a-Umlaut)
In many X11 compose keymaps, the order of the composed characters
is irrelevant, i.e. 'a"' is equivilant to '"a' (and even more common to
use). kbd supportst he latter, but not the former. Compare
so your bug is that compose only accepts one combination, and you want both
combinations to be accepted?
Indeed, I expect the same behavior as under X11, as this is where this method
is derived from (as far as I'm aware), and many people are used to those key
Perhaps an automatic conversion / adaptation from
usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/iso8859-1/Compose may be possible.
non-ASCII input into the console won't be supported on UTF-8 based systems (RHL
8+) until the kernel supports it. See the release notes in the next beta for
more info. Of course, input through X will always be supported.