Wrong dead key on us-intl keyboard layout

Bug #1235105 reported by Tiago Hillebrandt on 2013-10-04
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xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Since first version of Ubuntu I used (6.06), when I press "Apostrophe" key and then "c" the result was "ç".

However, now when I use the same sequence in Saucy Salamander (up-to-date) I get "ć".

Keyboard Layout: USA (international with dead keys)
System Language: pt_BR.UTF-8

I know, looks like a simple deal, but this change of experience can be problematic for some users.

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Quinn Balazs (qbalazs) wrote :

This was probably done with some purpose, but I don't know what the rational for this change would have been.

affects: ubuntu → xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Maxxwell M. Cassidy (nerodog) wrote :

My understanding was that the changes to the International keyboard
was that it should be truly international, and support *all* of unicode.

Most of us writing in English would just as soon only have a little bit of
International.

There is a way to set up your input any way you want, and I've taken
advantage to create my own ~/.XCompose file, which, if installed at
/usr/share/X11/locales/C/Compose, and ENV set LC_CTYPE=C, will
work, by restoring the ISO-8859-1 input you crave, and it has a work-
around for that nasty bug where non-dead uses of the deadkey are
ignored, rather than treated literally. I'm happy to share that code,
if people want it. I think the current Compose file for ISO is just
wrong, and consider my re-write to be a bug fix. So, set your locale
to C, thats a start, and then use .XCompose to change the things you
can't stand.

Basically, I added lines like:

    <dead_acute> <t> : "'t" # apostrophe, t

only I did it for the whole alphabet.

--nerodog

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