Language input (amharic) keyboard layout not correct. English letters still present. Will attach screen shot to Case # 11240. SCIM or Imap worked on 9.04 but don't work anymore (10.04)

Bug #604010 reported by Dan Maskal on 2010-07-10
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: firefox

Tried to apply alternate language input method (Amharic/Ethiopian). System/Prefernces/Keyboard -layout-add...
However when you start typing you cannot input correct characters (some English characters a, o, still persist).
The Keyboard map for country=ethiopia confirms this finding. I.e. cannot be used to enter Amharic.

E.g. aደiሰ aበeበao

SCIM worked well in 9.04 but is not working for me now (Lucid 10.04).

Ethiopic/Amharic
Amharic and other languages of Ethiopia are written in a syllabary with too many symbols to fit on a simple keyboard. However, it can be typed in an IME. One types a base syllable, then a vowel, to get the syllable with the consonant from the base syllable plus the specified vowel.
This is the basic keyboard layout.
` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 [ ]
   ቅ ው እ ር ት ይ ኡ ኢ ኦ ፕ [ ] \
    አ ስ ድ ፍ ግ ህ ጅ ክ ል ፤
     ዝ ሽ ች ቭ ብ ን ም ፣ . /
The syllable and vowel letters combine as in the following example.
For Type
ታ ት አ
ቶ ት ኦ
ተ ት እ
ቱ ት ኡ
ቲ ት ኢ

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-23.37-generic 2.6.32.15+drm33.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jul 10 07:45:58 2010
FirefoxPackages:
 firefox 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-gnome-support 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 firefox-branding 3.6.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1
 abroswer N/A
 abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

Dan Maskal (dgmaskal) wrote :
Nikolay (oromay) wrote :

I have the same problem in Kubuntu 10.04. Please, contact me if you have found decisions! In FBook Nickolay Steblin-Kamenskiy

Nikolay (oromay) on 2010-09-22
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Nikolay (oromay)
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

no more maintained version; closing it now.

Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
assignee: Nikolay (oromay) → nobody
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