When while typing in a description of a new item I switch
keyboard into the Cyrillic mode (I am using Xkb, it
generates Cyrillic_* keysyms and I am using ru_RU.KOI8-R
locale) and start typing, ical would not react (as if
nothing is typed).
When xterm, Netscape or gvim is started from the same shell,
cyrillics works fine.
I checked it with the following setup:
P.S. rxvt and nxterm have the same problem (bug reports
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2849 ***