Bug 79338 - There is no utf-8 keyboard map for Russian language in kbd
Summary: There is no utf-8 keyboard map for Russian language in kbd
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-10 13:35 UTC by Leonid Kanter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.08-8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-30 16:07:31 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Russian UTF-8 keymap (Microsoft windows layout) (3.74 KB, application/octet-stream)
2002-12-10 13:37 UTC, Leonid Kanter
no flags Details

Description Leonid Kanter 2002-12-10 13:35:28 UTC
Description of Problem: 
Default locale for Russian in RHL 8.x is ru_RU.UTF-8, but default keymap "ru" is still 
for 8-bit KOI8-R encoding. As a result, it's impossible to enter cyrillic characters in 
console after fresh install of RHL 8.x. In addition, there is no utf-8 enabled character 
map in current kbd package at all. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How Reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. install Beta2 with Russian language support enabled and set Russian as default 
language during install 
2. make shure that /etc/sysconfig/keytable contain line 'KEYTABLE="ru"' 
3. type "service keyboard start" 
Actual Results: 
you'll two screens of error messages like this: 
plus before Agrave ignored 
plus before agrave ignored 
and if you try to switch to Russian (pressing right control), keyboard output will 
produce latin1 characters  
Expected Results: 
keyboard output must produce cyrillic characters 
Additional Information: 
existing file  /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/ru.kmap.gz must be ranamed to 
ru-koi8-r.kmap.gz or something like this and attached file must be placed there

Comment 1 Leonid Kanter 2002-12-10 13:37:10 UTC
Created attachment 88184 [details]
Russian UTF-8 keymap (Microsoft windows layout)

Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 2003-01-22 02:59:48 UTC
Also, in both beta3 and beta4 I get a long list of 66 warnings spewed whenever
keytable service is started:

keytable: plus before Ecircumflex ignored
keytable: plus before ecircumflex ignored
keytable: plus before Atilde ignored
keytable: plus before atilde ignored
keytable: plus before Agrave ignored
keytable: plus before agrave ignored
keytable: plus before sterling ignored
keytable: plus before threesuperior ignored

and my /etc/sysconfig/keyboard is

Is it the same problem or a different one?

Comment 3 Leonid Kanter 2003-01-22 13:30:58 UTC
Yes. These error messages are result of 8-bit keymap loading. If you install
attached to this bug keyboard map, everythyng will be Ok (no errors during boot,
russian input works in console).

Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2003-07-14 16:33:48 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Eugene Kanter 2003-07-29 13:52:26 UTC
the primary problem right now is hundreds of lines of error messages during 
keytable load process. I just tried AS 2.9.5 installation. 

Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2003-07-29 14:37:16 UTC
ekanter: I understand, but the problem is out of loadkeys domain; it's a kernel
problem. The kernel doesn't handle UTF-8/Unicode in te console for chars > 127.

The only workaround I know is for Russian users to not use UTF-8 and stick to
KOI8-R until the support can be put in the kernel (which we are trying to do--
it's a big problem).

Comment 7 Leonid Kanter 2003-07-29 15:17:54 UTC
I've already attached Russian keyboard layout for UTF-8. Please just include it
into kbd package in place of koi8 layout. Eugene and Aleksey, please confirm
that   this layout works.


Comment 8 Eugene Kanter 2003-07-29 15:32:46 UTC
Adrian, if yo do not want to include keytable made by Leon please at least have 
us keytable be loaded instead of broken ru keytable in UTF-8 locale.

Comment 9 Aleksey Nogin 2003-07-29 20:38:38 UTC
Yes, the attached map work perfectly for me. Please include it!

Comment 10 Eido Inoue 2003-07-30 16:07:31 UTC
new map included in 1.08-8

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