Bug 91630 - Euro-shortcut not working with LANG=en_US.UTF-8
Summary: Euro-shortcut not working with LANG=en_US.UTF-8
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Keywords: MoveUpstream
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-05-26 13:09 UTC by Paul Bolle
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-08-16 14:51:49 UTC

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Description Paul Bolle 2003-05-26 13:09:32 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: 
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.1; Linux) 
Description of problem: 
In Red Hat Linux 9 it doesn't seem to be possible to write a ⬠(euro) by simply typing 'Alt Gr + 
5' (which is a very common combination over here in Europe). In Red Hat Linux 8.0 that was 
possible. In both cases LANG was set to en_US.UTF-8. 
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 
How reproducible: 
Steps to Reproduce: 
1. Type 'Alt Gr + 5' 
Actual Results:  No ⬠(euro) appeared, but a 5. 
Expected Results:  A ⬠(euro) should appear. 
Additional info: 
FWIW my workaround. To /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/us_intl I added these lines: 
     key <AE05> {   [     5,   percent      ],  
          [   EuroSign         ]   }; 
Besides, to  /etc/X11/XF86Config I added the line: 
   Option   "XkbOptions"   "grp:switch" 
I'm not sure whether this is only possible solution, whether editing /etc/X11/XF86Config was 
really necessary and whether there isn't a better way to do this, but: this worked for me!

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-26 13:13:22 UTC
Please report this problem in XFree86 bugzilla at http://bugs.xfree86.org
and post the upstream bug URL here and I will track it there and once approved
by XFree86 and checked into CVS, I will backport the fix to future Red Hat
XFree86 packages.


Comment 2 Paul Bolle 2003-05-26 20:50:28 UTC
Here you are: http://bugs.xfree86.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=309 

Comment 3 Paul Bolle 2003-05-29 14:21:42 UTC
Ivan Pascal of Xfree86 seems to have fixed this already!

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2003-05-31 06:01:44 UTC
Thanks, I'll investigate including this in rawhide soon.

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2003-08-16 14:51:49 UTC
Backported patch applied to 4.3.0-19 in rawhide.  Changing bug status to
MODIFIED, pending end user testing.  If this works now, please change bug
status to RAWHIDE, otherwise change it back to ASSIGNED.

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