Bug 9466 - French map: nobreakspace change request.
Summary: French map: nobreakspace change request.
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high enhancement
Assignee: xkb
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Reported: 2006-12-28 06:01 UTC by Bob Mauchin
Modified: 2007-01-02 12:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Bob Mauchin 2006-12-28 06:01:26 UTC

First, your new layout rocks ! I was a bit disappointed but now I've unset my
Compose key, and use the four-level definition.
I just want to ask if the following method is possible :

    key <SPCE>  { [            space,            space,               
nobreakspace,          nobreakspace ] }; // ␣ ␣ ⍽ ⍽ (espace insécable)

Because it's a bit boring to use nonbreakspace with three keys together, and its
use is common in french translation.

Thanks a lot.

Bob Mauchin
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-12-29 12:31:09 UTC
I really do not mind this change. Nicolas, what do you think?
Comment 2 Denis Barbier 2007-01-02 11:37:01 UTC
I dislike this change, for the same reason as is written into symbols/fi:
  // AltGr+<SPCE> is pressed accidentally too often after AltGr+<LSGT>,
  // hence AltGr+<SPCE> produces now space, not nobreakspace.
Anyway, users can try the new nbsp:level3 option for this purpose.
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2007-01-02 12:01:55 UTC
Actually, Denis, I think you are right. Since now we have all sorts of nbsp:*
options, let's leave it as it is. Users can have this functionality already...

PS Personally I usually do not care about 3rd and 4th levels because neither
Russian not American layouts have it...

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