User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 Since about 2 weeks, dead keys are not working in my installation of Mozilla anymore. As soon as I type an accent or cedil caracter (ex.: `^,¨,¸), the character is printed as a standalone character before I can type the letter to accentuate. This problem is everywhere in Mozilla (forms, address bar, mail, composer, etc...) but nowhere in any other program that I'm using (graphical text editors, Opera, OpenOffice, Quanta, etc...). It's ONLY in Mozilla. Doing a copy-paste from another application works. I don't know when the problem started exactly, but it must be due to a Red Hat 8 update from the RedHat Network. The problem exists AT LEAST in versions 1.3, 1.3.1, 1.4 Beta and 1.4 RC1, no matter with the Net Installer or the pre-compiled Tar archive. This is pretty critical for those of us who need accents in their language, as we have to compose our text in a text editor and paste it to Mozilla when we think we're done... Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.anywhere in Mozilla, type a dead key, for example a grave accent ` 2.type a letter 3.Mozilla should print è but instead prints `e Actual Results: Mozilla prints the accent as one character and the letter as another character, for example `e Expected Results: The dead key should not print anything and a è should be printed after I typed the "e" letter. Red Hat Linux 8.0 with all the latest system updates from the RHN (RedHat Network) as of 2003/05/29.
What is your LANG?
My system is installed in French Canadian. LANG locale is fr_CA.UTF-8
I have the same problem with the dead keys. In all other linux applications (OpenOffice 1.01, konsole... in KDE3 and console mode, Gnome not tested) dead keys work correctly, but not in mozilla. International characters (chinese and so) are displayed correctly if the corresponding character coding option is set, and so do "dead keyed" characters (like "à"). But when trying to type in mozilla (form, mail, composer, even in the adress form below) deadkeys don't work. There's an exception: when I copy a character or string from any other application and paste in the composer, accents and other characters keep their properties i.e. they are not typed as "´e" but "é". I've tried to solve it by switching to lower-versions of mozilla, but from version 1.3 to 1.4rc1 the problem persists. I don't remember exactly when that problem started, I think it was while upgrading from 1.4b to 1.4rc1, but at the same time I was updating my system from the RHN (RedHat Network). System information: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030529 locale: (configured as Catalan) LANG=ca_ES.UTF-8 LC_CTYPE="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_NUMERIC="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_TIME="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_COLLATE="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_MONETARY="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_MESSAGES="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_PAPER="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_NAME="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_ADDRESS="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_TELEPHONE="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_MEASUREMENT="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_IDENTIFICATION="ca_ES.UTF-8" LC_ALL= O.S.: RedHat 8.0 with all RHN updates until 2003-05-21 BTW, Bug 182229 could be the same as this one? Thanks for your attention.
It MAY be about the same as 182229, except that: 1) I did not try as old as Mozilla 1.0.0 2) I did not change my locale, it just stopped working at some point without any big configuration change from my end, nor even a Mozilla upgrade. That's why I'm suspecting one system update from the Red Hat Network, but I really don't know which one it would be...
Awesome! I confirm that the problem is fixed in the final 1.4 киакпоы!!! Problem was still there in the release candidates (at least RC1 and RC2, I don't remember if I had the time to give a try to RC3) but it seems to have been fixed in 1.4 Final. Thanks to everybody who worked on this.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Yes, finally it works for me too, but I don't think it should be for the 1.4 final release. I have installed that one and the rc3, and they didn't work either. It was when I updated some packages from RedHat that dead keys have started working again, so it makes me think that it was not a mozilla bug. BTW, the packages I have updated are the XFree86 and the jre from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2. Anyway, I also thank to everybody for the work.
Very possible, me too I updated the XFree86 packages from the RedHat Network 2 or 3 days ago... Anyway, it's working now! I can finally leave my text editor and write my e-mails directly in Mozilla!!
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