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Bug 97013 - REQ: Obsolete european 7-bit non-latin keymaps
REQ: Obsolete european 7-bit non-latin keymaps
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2003-06-08 15:49 EDT by Mikko Paananen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:54 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.08-7
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Last Closed: 2003-07-25 12:50:30 EDT
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Description Mikko Paananen 2003-06-08 15:49:55 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030601
Mozilla Firebird/0.6

Description of problem:
Installation and System settings->keyboard offer various options for keymaps
even on same language, least finnish, swedish, german, norwegian and danish have
latin1 and non-latin options. These non-latin 7-bit encodings are obsolete,
using version of ASCII where several symbols (ie: @$~{|}\) are replaced with
accented letters needed to write these languages. (aka. national ISO-646 7-bit

There are no consolefonts for these encodings neither they are compatible with
anything so using these is pointless and only creates confusion among (novice)

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Finnish keymap on installation program
2. Alternative: System settings->keyboard select Finnish

Actual Results:  Linux console prints { for key �, | for � and } �.

Expected Results:  "Finnish" keymap should use latin9 (ISO-8859) encoding.

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Workaround is to choose "Finnish (Latin1)".
Suggested fix: move fi.map -> fi-old.map, fi-latin9.map -> fi.map.
Provide compatibility for fi-latin9 -> fi.map

Repeat for other north- and west european languages.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-07-25 12:50:30 EDT
changed made for fi and those with obvious latin9 equivalents in the i386 directory.

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