Bug 81278 - fr-latin1 (french) keyboard in text mode doesn't print correctly french symbols and Euro
Summary: fr-latin1 (french) keyboard in text mode doesn't print correctly french symbo...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75811
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: 79579
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-07 15:13 UTC by Olivier de Liocourt
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:59 UTC

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Description Olivier de Liocourt 2003-01-07 15:13:23 UTC
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Description of problem:
in text mode, on TTY1 for example, keyboard set as fr-latin1, choice of the
language in the install program in French, doesn't write Euro symbol (AltGr+e),
and some french symbols too (�, �, �)
Backspace touch delete a part of the prompt line ([root@liocourt-test root]#
becomes [root@liocou )

Under X, no problem.

The same problem is existing on 8.0 (Psyche)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.log in on tty1
2.choose your keyboard as fr-latin1 with kbdconfig
3.type <alt Gr> + e -> gives e and not �
4. type ^ and e after -> gives nothing printed on the screen, should give �


Actual Results:  <alt Gr> + e -> gives e and not �
typing ^ and e after -> gives nothing printed on the screen, should give a "e"
with a "^" on it. The same for "a" and "u"

Expected Results:  � symbol
�, �, �

Additional info:

keyboard mapping problem, or usage of UTF8 instead of ASCII, or font with
symbols not implemented maybe
I tried to change the font, nothing better, I tried to use the console-tools
package of the 7.3, replacing UTF with ASCII and choosing another font, it works.

Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-02-19 21:28:05 UTC
according to the kbd faq in /usr/share, the euro and compose maps are not loaded
by default. look at the euro1.inc and euro2.inc and the compose inc maps in
/lib/kbd/keymaps/include and /lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/include and use loadkeys to
include them.

Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2003-02-24 14:24:22 UTC

LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ls -l shows accent properly (not a font problem)

keymap is "us-acentos". I loaded /lib/kbd/keymaps/include/compose.latin1 by hand
with loadkeys. The compose key is "Ctrl+." (see output of "dumpkeys | grep -C4

Try getting an "e acute" accentuated character with "Compose + ' + e". I get
nothing printed on the screen.

uname tells me the kernel is 2.4.20-2.30 from rawhide. Problem is reproduceable
with an up to date kernel from 8.0.

Comment 4 Miloslav Trmac 2003-02-24 19:49:53 UTC
Linux VT code doesn't support multibyte (i.e. UTF-8) results of
compose or dead keys *at all*.
So this is a duplicate of 75811. I unfortunately didn't have
time to fullfil the promise there.

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2003-03-12 17:13:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75811 ***

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:59 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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