ibus azerty input method doesn't use system default keyboard layout even though the preference is set

Bug #434016 reported by Loïc Martin on 2009-09-21
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ibus-m17n (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ibus

Even when the user has activated "Use system keyboard layout setting", IBUS uses a QWERTY en layout (my default system layout it fr alternative) for the "French - AZERTY".

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Install Karmic with a different layout than the default (for example AZERTY). Activate IBUS input, then set the "Use system keyboard layout setting" on.

The default system layout will be used for inputing "Chinese - Pinyin", but not for "French - azerty". Typing the A letter produces a Q key when using "azerty", even though the right letter (A) appears when using "Pinyin".

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Sep 21 16:02:31 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: ibus
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.34-generic
SourcePackage: ibus
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic i686

Loïc Martin (loic-martin3) wrote :
iGEL (igel) wrote :

It looks like the option is hard to understand. I also miss understood it until a few seconds ago. If you enable it, it will use the system wide keyboard settings, which seem to be the US English keyboard layout. If you disable it, it will use the settings of your user account, which are French/German/whatever.

Please remove the option from the settings. Anyone who wants to change this can use the gconf-editor!

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Loïc, is this still an issue for you? Works fine for me with QWERTZ (instead of QWERTY) and the September package in karmic.

Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Rolf Leggewie (r0lf)
status: New → Incomplete
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

ping Loïc

Loïc Martin (loic-martin3) wrote :

Still q rpoble,; qs you cqn see:::

Problem appears wether the "Use system keyboard layout setting" option is enabled or not. It could be limited to the French locale (or a small subset of locales) only.

Haven't been able to really use Ibus because of that issue, all my CJK tasks are still done with scim (Jaunty), even though I'm happy Ibus is actively developped.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

please test on lucid and let us know how it goes

Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
assignee: Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) → nobody
status: Incomplete → New

I have noted that it works well with ibus-pinyin. However, ibus-chewing does not honor the use of system keyboard. It must be using the key code and not the letter code derived from keyboard layout.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
affects: ibus (Ubuntu) → ibus-m17n (Ubuntu)
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