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Bug 90300 - xterm outputs diaeresis instead of double quotes.
xterm outputs diaeresis instead of double quotes.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 84802
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-05-06 12:22 EDT by Hans Deragon
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:52:54 EST
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Description Hans Deragon 2003-05-06 12:22:04 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

Description of problem:
When $LANG is set to "en_CA.UTF-8" and the keyboard layout is set for dead keys,
such as the following setting:

  Option      "XkbLayout" "us_intl" XF86Config's InputDevice section, instead of double quotes showing up when
<double quotes><space> are pressed in sequence, diaeresis are showing up.  This
is wrong.  Double quotes are expected and required.

This does not occure with the gnome-terminal, but only with xterm.

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Steps to Reproduce:
To reproduce:

export LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
xmodmap - <<EOF
keycode  48 = dead_acute dead_diaeresis apostrophe quotedbl

Now in the newly created xterm, press the double quote key (<shift-apostrophe>)
followed by a space.  Notice the character comming out.  Altough it looks like
one, its not a double quote.  You can test it by doing:

  echo "This sentence should not appear double quoted."

The normal behavior when surrounded by double quotes would output:

  This sentence should not appear double quoted.

What you will get is:

  ¨This sentence should not appear double quoted¨

P.S.  Its possible that bugzilla does not support internationalization, thus ?
could show up instead of the diaeresis in the last output.  Sorry, I can't do
anything about that.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-07 03:12:47 EDT
Most likely, this is not an xterm problem, but is either an xkb related
bug, or some kind of misconfiguration of xkb.  Please report this bug
upstream to  This is the fastest possible way to find
a solution to xkb related issues.

You may also wish to discuss the problem on to see if
anyone knowledgeable about xkb has any ideas.

After reporting your bug upstream, paste the upstream bug report
URL here and I will track it.
Comment 2 Didier 2003-05-16 04:28:55 EDT
I guess this bug is a duplicate of bug #84802 (cfr. comment
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-16 04:49:41 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 84802 ***
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:52:54 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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