Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 829022
No tilda (~) character on gnome 3 shell accessibility keyboard
Last modified: 2013-03-27 06:19:46 EDT
Description of problem:
caribou on-screen keyboard does not allow entry of the tilda (~) character.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
0.4.2-1.fc17 - Not unique to this version--earlier versions had same problem
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to find a tilda on the on-screen keyboard
2. You can't
3. Cry in frustration because you cannot enter the tilda (~) in your password on your keyboard-less, pen-based computer therby gaining access to Fedora goodness.
Tears of frustration
Happiness following entry of tilda (~) character
You know, the tilda character gets used a lot in Unix-like systems. Just sayin'.
What I will just say here is that upstream has become unresponsive and its always better to try these discussion on upstream bugzilla as we just pull upstream tarballs and build it in Fedora.
I filed the following bug with bugzilla.gnome.org:
And user anish appears to have provided a patch for the ~ and ^ characters. Perhaps Fedora could see about integrating it into their rpm?
It should be fixed in caribou 0.4.8 (available in rawhide and f19).