dead keys don't work using spain keymap

Bug #218746 reported by Ivà Burgos on 2008-04-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
console-setup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When installing via debian-installer (alternate cd), dead keys don't work using spain keymap. So, it's impossible to use accents like à, á, è, é... or diacritical marks like ï, ô.

Ivà Burgos (ivaburgos) wrote :

This affects especialy to password stuff. If for example your password use an accent, when you reboot the sistem you will not be able to login to your system because dead keys then will be functional and the password will be different.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Confirmed in a normal system. This is at least technically possible (more or less), but at present ckbcomp doesn't emit compose definitions.

Changed in console-setup:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Hmm, though says that dead keys don't work when using Unicode on the console. I'm not sure this is an intrinsic limitation - it might just be that ckbcomp isn't yet smart enough to work out which compose definitions to use.

Francesc Oller (francesc-oller) wrote :

I confirm the bug with following /etc/default/console-setup:


Interestingly dead keys work well on gutsy

Francesc Oller (francesc-oller) wrote :

A quick workaround, in /etc/rc.local add:

echo "compose as usual for \"iso-8859-1\""|loadkeys

and deadkeys work!

Francesc Oller

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Ivà Burgos (ivaburgos) wrote :

I tried it in xubuntu alternate CD (14 October iso) and dead keys are working again.
Thank you!

Nice to hear that! :)

Changed in console-setup:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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