(Xenial, Openbox) texts fail to display the ^ right on the letters in French in Qt applications

Bug #1562877 reported by Mélodie on 2016-03-28
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Bug Description

Hi

I Calligra Stage and in Calligra words, when I want to type "ê", "î", û", "ô", all I get is ^e ^i ^u and ^o. In all other applications it works correctly. (Firefox, Libreoffice, Geany…) Here is my /etc/default/keyboard file content:

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# Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for
# documentation on what to do after having modified this file.

# The following variables describe your keyboard and can have the same
# values as the XkbModel, XkbLayout, XkbVariant and XkbOptions options
# in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="fr"
XKBVARIANT="oss"
XKBOPTIONS="terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp"

# If you don't want to use the XKB layout on the console, you can
# specify an alternative keymap. Make sure it will be accessible
# before /usr is mounted.
# KMAP=/etc/console-setup/defkeymap.kmap.gz
BACKSPACE="guess"

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I don't have any ".xinputrc" in my /home/user, nor do I have ibus installed.

I checked if some hidden keys could produce the letters "ê", "î", û", "ô" correctly, and yes, and this is very strange. I can get them to be typed in the Calligra applications with the following suite of keys:

"Alt-gr + z" gives â, "Alt-gr + r" gives ê, "Alt-gr + i" gives î, and "Alt-gr + p" gives ô.

Here is what I have as kernel: Linux bento64 4.4.0-15-generic, using Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch) fully up to date.

Is it possible to have it fixed? (Or how can I fix it?)

Best regards,
Mélodie

PS: I had first reported it to KDE, but someone tells me it's a "wide system bug" which I should report in the distribution.
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=360859

Mélodie (meets) on 2016-03-28
description: updated
Mélodie (meets) wrote :

I have been able to reproduce this behavior in Virtualbox too. Here is a pic:
http://meets.free.fr/images/accents-with-qt-apps.png

summary: - (Xenial, Openbox) Calligra texts fail to display the ^ right on the
- letters in French
+ (Xenial, Openbox) texts fail to display the ^ right on the letters in
+ French in Qt applications
Rick Timmis (rick-timmis) wrote :

Suspect missing translation:

IRC, [28.03.16 19:24]
<sgclark>: sounds like translations did not get done? clivejo did you run translations for calligra? https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/Packaging/L10nOperatorGuide

Rick Timmis (rick-timmis) wrote :

Definetly worth reading through the comments here :-

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/calligra/+bug/1562877

Especially 12 and 13 ;-)

Rick Timmis (rick-timmis) wrote :

I'm sorry my bad, that link should be

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=360859

Check in with comments 12 and 13 in particular

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