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
This bug affects 3 people
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firefox (Ubuntu)

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).

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
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Jul 10 07:45:58 2010
 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)
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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