Bug 15948 (qwerty-accels) - Make "qwerty accels" configurable xkb behaviour
Summary: Make "qwerty accels" configurable xkb behaviour
Alias: qwerty-accels
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: xkb
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URL: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg...
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Reported: 2008-05-15 16:17 UTC by Gabriel.de-Perthuis
Modified: 2008-05-27 15:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Gabriel.de-Perthuis 2008-05-15 16:17:06 UTC
Users of Russian, Greek, Arabic, Japanese want to be able to type accels using a qwerty layout. Users of French, German, and latin languages do not want it.

Currently the first behaviour is implemented as a gtk+ hack - http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=162726 . The second set of users suffers.

This behaviour should be implemented in xkb in a configurable way, so that it can be removed from gtk+ and both sets of users can be happy.
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2008-05-27 15:30:43 UTC
xkeyboard-config has nothing to do with it. neither xorg. The apps/toolkits get notifications about both keycodes and keysyms (and modifiers and groups etc). The rest is up to them. If some key produces letter S with group 1, and some other key produces letter S with group 2 - xkb can do nothing with the app looking for the symbol S but not for the keycodes.

AFAIK gtk does not do any bad hacks - it correctly(!) just looks through all the symbols in all groups of the pressed key.

PS Though, being Russian, I personally really like the way gtk behaves - and sincerely cannot understand users having several latin layouts in one configuration

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