New composers for local languages in Togo

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Tue Feb 16 23:22:42 UTC 2016

Thanks again, I've uploaded a new patch now.

I need it to work on Ubuntu 14.04 - I guess that is a GTK application?

I have problems to test on my system. When I update my composer file
locally, how can I flush & reload new composer?

2016-02-16 1:07 GMT+01:00 Ran Benita <ran234 at>:

> On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 07:29:07PM +0100, Mats Blakstad wrote:
> > There do not exist any precomposed character for these once.
> >
> > Does it mean that it is impossible to add these composers for XKB
> keyboards?
> >
> > That's really a big pitty!
> It is a pity I suppose - Compose is exactly the place where combining
> characters are likely to be needed.
> I (personally) also find combining characters more natural to use than
> dead keys, typing the diacritic after the base character instead of
> before it (Dead key: ~ + A -> Ã, Combining character: A + U0303 -> Ã).
> For X/libX11 this is most likely will never be supported, but might be
> supported in Wayland where there are some extensions to XKB for this
> use case.
> All of this said, did you try simply omitting the keysym part, leaving
> only the string part, and found it insufficient? In the
> en_US.UTF-8/Compose file, I see many lines which do not specify a
> keysym, only a string. And from a quick test, xterm and GTK applications
> both use the string over the keysym. So maybe that's true for all of the
> applications you care about.
> > I could of course suggest for unicde to add them as precomposed
> > charahcters, but would it not be much more easy if XKB could handle
> > combinations too? Then we don't need to create new unicde characters
> every
> > time we want to add a new combinations of tones..
> My guess is that precomposed characters are for backward compatibility
> only and new ones will not be added.
> Ran
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