Dead keys not working.
ilan at tzirechnoy.com
Fri Aug 13 08:39:13 UTC 2021
On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 07:00:08PM +0000, Jose Otero wrote:
> I am unable to make dead keys work in my system, so maybe someone can
> point me to the right path.
> Sorry for throwing in FreeBSD specific terms in this firs paragraph, but
> just for context:
> I am using FreeBSD (13.0). First, I had installed the metaport (i.e.
> metapackage, the whole thing) for X.Org; and dead keys worked.
> A few weeks ago I had to reinstall all the ports (user programs),
> including X.Org. Going minimalistic I installed xorg-minimal,
> x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard, x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse,
> x11/libXinerama, x11-fonts/libXft, x11/xorg-docs, and a couple of fonts
> (x11-fonts/xorg-fonts-truetype, x11-fonts/dejavu, x11-fonts/terminus-ttf).
> Dead keys do not work now, so I am likely missing some library.
> Just to complete the background, I am using suckless windon manager (dwm)
> and terminal (st). Just in case, dead keys don't work either in xterm, I
> already tried. Or other applications for that matter, e.g. qutebrowser.
> Now the details:
> If I try, for example, to write 'a' by typing ''' and then 'a'. It only
> writes 'a'. This is the info gather by xev for these events:
Well, I don't know exactly what is the path of X11 datafiles
on FreeBSD, it may be different than /usr/share/X11/
However, considering that it is /usr/share/X11 -- you'll need the following
for deadkeys to work on C.UTF-8 locale:
<dead_acute> <a> : "ц║" aacute # LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH ACUTE
(Sorry about symbol in quotes, it should be utf-8 dead acute)
XLC common/xlcUTF8Load _XlcUtf8Loader # XLC_open
XOM common/xomGeneric _XomGenericOpenOM # XOM_open
XIM common/ximcp _XimOpenIM _XimRegisterIMInstantiateCallback _XimUnRegisterIMInstantiateCallback # XIM_open XIM_register XIM_unregister
Most probably, you don't have the entire
directory, and it should be installed from some locale package.
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