compose key working only on kde apps and not gtk ones

Bug #393057 reported by Michael Coo on 2009-06-28
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kde4libs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have KDE 4 installed on top of ubuntu.

i encountered this issue of not being able to type accented characters such as ñ, using the Compose key in KDE apps, e.g. the Search box in the Kickoff menu, or Kate.

I can only do this in "GTK" apps. I tried this on Firefox (where I typed this post), GEdit, and OpenOffice. They all work.

I did try System Settings -> Regional ... -> Keyboard Layout -> Advanced, and set Right Alt to be Compose key. Nothing. It just produces ~n.

Christoph Blecker (toph) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at:

affects: ubuntu → kdelibs (Ubuntu)
Changed in kdelibs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in kdelibs:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
tags: added: i18n kubuntu
affects: kdelibs (Ubuntu) → kde4libs (Ubuntu)
Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in kdelibs:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Closing in favor of upstream report. This ought to be fixed in kdelibs upstream, nothing we can do about it on Kubuntu level.

Changed in kde4libs (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
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