Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 895198
Compose key no longer works in emacs
Last modified: 2014-02-05 09:50:36 EST
Description of problem:
I have right-control bound as the compose key and have had that for some time. After the F18 upgrade, emacs no longer recognizes it, complaining that "<Multi_key> is undefined". All other applications still work as expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start emacs
2. Try to enter a character like — or ° or ← or …
3. Gnash teeth
Obscure complaint from emacs, no funky characters
Normal entry of funky characters
"Normal" GNOME applications handle compose as expected. "emacs -q" does not change this behavior.
Even without any special key binding it is not possible to enter special characters. This is probably a showstopper for any emacs user.
starting emacs with
$ env -u XMODIFIERS emacs
gives back the usual behavior.
Using alias and copying and modifying correspondingly the emacs.desktop file, one can make this the default emacs invocation either from the Gnome shell or from the terminal shell.
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I've been running with the XMODIFIERS workaround for a long time. Today I tried running emacs 24.3-11-fc19 (on F19, obviously) without changing XMODIFIERS, and it works as expected. So I would conclude that, somewhere along the way, this particular problem got fixed.
Same here for emacs 24.3-13-fc20 on Fedora 20, after removing the XMODIFIERS trick.
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