dead_acute + c produces ç

Bug #1016259 reported by Frederik Elwert on 2012-06-21
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libx11 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am using the default German keyboard layout in a de_DE.UTF8 environment. When typing the key sequence ´ + c (<dead_acute> <c>), I am getting ç (ccedilla), but I would expect ć (cacute).

The cause seems to be in /usr/share/X11/locale/iso8859-15/Compose, which has these lines:

# Useful for portuguese language
<dead_acute> <C> : "\307" Ccedilla
<dead_acute> <c> : "\347" ccedilla

I don’t know why we should have a special case for this: We can have ccedilla already with <dead_cedilla> <c>, and currently there is no way to get cacute. It is really counterintuitive to use the acute on a c and get a c with cedilla.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libx11-data 2: [modified: usr/share/X11/locale/iso8859-15/Compose]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-25.40-generic 3.2.18
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-25-generic i686
.tmp.unity.scope.gourmet: Error: [Errno 21] Ist ein Verzeichnis: '/tmp/unity-scope-gourmet'

ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 688d20c2367428cd47393f8945b33f66
CheckboxSystem: b845c366ea09c60efa3a45c1b5b21525
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,decor,grid,compiztoolbox,gnomecompat,resize,vpswitch,move,snap,regex,place,imgpng,mousepoll,text,session,animation,expo,ezoom,wall,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,fade,scale,unityshell,scaleaddon]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Thu Jun 21 23:09:41 2012

DistUpgraded: 2012-01-22 19:04:17,328 DEBUG enabling apt cron job
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InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha i386 (20110803.1)
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SourcePackage: libx11
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-22 (151 days ago) 05/24/2010
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dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
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version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Um, seems I was wrong. According to compose.dir, en_US.UTF-8/Compose is responsible for the de_DE.UTF-8 locale. In that file, cacute seems to be defined correctly, at least I cannot find the issue. Fixing the iso8859-15 compose file does not fix the issue in an UTF-8 environment.

So where is the faulty definition? Don’t manage to track it down …

gg (gg3) wrote :

For Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64, the following worked:
1. Check en_US.UTF-8/Compose
2. Add export GTK_IM_MODULE="xim" to /etc/environment for a global change or create a ~/.gnomerc with that line for a single user's change
3. restart X
Solution found in

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in libx11 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
torzsmokus (torzsmokus) wrote :

same problem on Ubuntu 12.04.1 x86_64 (locale: hu_HU.UTF-8)

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