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Old 06-27-2012, 08:31 PM
Bjarni Ingi Gislason
Default Bug#647750: linux-source-2.6.32: keyboard.c: 8 bits diacritics are displayed as a 7 bits representation after a space

This report can be closed, as the cause is the lack of some
compose combinations in the keymap. The usual method of showing
dead keys (for diacritical marks) is to use space after it. The
keymaps use a repetition of the same dead key. That is bad habit.
Does not work on a typewriter. It would make things clearer, if
the compose table in the file "drivers/char/defkeymap.map" would be
augmented by the three lines, that are shown at the end of this

The kernel transforms 8 bit diacritics to 7 bit
representations (code is valid for ISO-8859-1):

dead_diaeresis (0xA8) to " (quotation mark, 0x22)

dead_acute (0xB4) to ' (apostrophe, 0x27)

dead_cedilla (0xB8) to , (comma, 0x2C).

Define these compose keys to show the 8 bit version in the usual
way by using a space character after the dead key.

compose '"' ' ' ''
compose ' ' ' ''
compose ',' ' ' ''

Bjarni I. Gislason

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