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Bug 94665 - TO write in Arabic you need to hold ALT!
TO write in Arabic you need to hold ALT!
Product: gnome-applets
Classification: Other
Component: keyboard indicator (gswitchit)
Other Linux
: Normal normal
: ---
Assigned To: gnome-applets Maintainers
gnome-applets Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-10-02 09:46 UTC by Hasan Al-Eid
Modified: 2004-12-22 21:47 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.0

Description Hasan Al-Eid 2002-10-02 09:46:33 UTC
When changing the keyboard to Arabic I acnnot write in Arabic without
holding right-ALT key.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2002-10-02 12:44:33 UTC
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

Comment 2 Hasan Al-Eid 2002-10-03 16:58:52 UTC
I'm using RedHat 8.0 and I also tried Using the .xkb file from: but same problem!!

(NOTE: I used the command: xkbcomp arabic.xkb to generate .xkm file
but where to put this file?)
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2002-10-05 21:51:47 UTC
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?
Comment 4 Hasan Al-Eid 2002-10-07 05:48:02 UTC
I just used GKB to add Arabic language in RedHat 8.0!!!
Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2002-10-07 15:39:29 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Kjartan Maraas 2003-10-26 13:29:25 UTC
Is this still behaving the same way in 2.4.x?
Comment 7 Owen Taylor 2003-10-27 14:57:07 UTC
I suspect so. gkb is pretty fundementally broken. 
GNOME-2.6 will have much a much better setup derived from
Comment 8 Dennis Smit 2004-06-05 20:10:35 UTC
Kevin, what are we going to do with gkb bug, has gswitchit already completely
replaced gkb ?