GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 94665
TO write in Arabic you need to hold ALT!
Last modified: 2004-12-22 21:47:04 UTC
When changing the keyboard to Arabic I acnnot write in Arabic without
holding right-ALT key.
This isn't a Pango problem, but a problem with your keyboard
Using the .xkb file from:
Things work fine for me. How did you select the Arabic
I'm using RedHat 8.0 and I also tried Using the .xkb file from:
http://www.pango.org/input-resources.shtml but same problem!!
(NOTE: I used the command: xkbcomp arabic.xkb to generate .xkm file
but where to put this file?)
NEEDINFO means tha the the maintainer needs info from the
reporter, not vice versa :-)
This is really irrelevant to Pango - Pango has nothing to
do with keyboard maps... that's all handled by X.
I don't think you managed to successfully load the arabic.xkb
file -- 'xkbcomp arabic.xkb :0' is the correct command,
you won't generate a .xkm file at all.
What was the other method you used with Red Hat 8.0?
I just used GKB to add Arabic language in RedHat 8.0!!!
Well, I guess that is a natural thing to do, but we
(Red Hat) really haven't put any effort into checking the
keyboard maps there, which are independent from the
system keyboard maps used by X11.
Is this still behaving the same way in 2.4.x?
I suspect so. gkb is pretty fundementally broken.
GNOME-2.6 will have much a much better setup derived from
Kevin, what are we going to do with gkb bug, has gswitchit already completely
replaced gkb ?