Bug 9477 - latin keyboard variant (e.g. German) with n-dash (U+2013) and m-dash (U+2014)
Summary: latin keyboard variant (e.g. German) with n-dash (U+2013) and m-dash (U+2014)
Status: REOPENED
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: xkb
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Keywords: NEEDINFO
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Reported: 2006-12-29 11:17 UTC by Helge Hielscher
Modified: 2008-12-18 05:35 UTC (History)
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Description Helge Hielscher 2006-12-29 11:17:24 UTC
Please provide n-dash (U+2013) and m-dash (U+2014) on Latin keyboards (e.g.
German). Both characters are used very often.

Proposal:
<ISO_Level3_Shift>+<minus> for n-dash (U+2013)
<Shift>+<ISO_Level3_Shift>+<minus> for m-dash (U+2014)

dead_belowdot and dead_abovedot might go to 3rd and 4th of dead_circumflex?
Comment 1 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2007-01-02 01:39:13 UTC
Again, same questions:
1. I do not like the idea of modifying latin layout. Could we restrict this
change to some particular national layouts/variants?
2. Are XK_emdash and XK_endash the symbols you'd use (since I do not use
explicit unicode in symbols file - unless I really have to)?
Comment 2 Helge Hielscher 2007-01-02 09:37:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> 1. I do not like the idea of modifying latin layout. Could we restrict this
> change to some particular national layouts/variants?

Doesn't it make sense to keep the different Latin keyboards in sync where
possible? Anyway it is yours to decide where this change makes most sense.

> 2. Are XK_emdash and XK_endash the symbols you'd use (since I do not use
> explicit unicode in symbols file - unless I really have to)?

How can I get to know that?
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2007-01-02 09:47:54 UTC
> Doesn't it make sense to keep the different Latin keyboards in sync where
> possible? Anyway it is yours to decide where this change makes most sense.
As I said, I'll think of it (and may be discuss in XKB maillist).

> > 2. Are XK_emdash and XK_endash the symbols you'd use (since I do not use
> > explicit unicode in symbols file - unless I really have to)?
> 
> How can I get to know that?
Looking at keysymdef.h, of course. Trying to modify your current layout file
(symbols/de) and checking the result.

Comment 4 Benjamin Close 2008-01-11 02:37:48 UTC
Bugzilla Upgrade Mass Bug Change

NEEDSINFO state was removed in Bugzilla 3.x, reopening any bugs previously listed as NEEDSINFO.

  - benjsc
    fd.o Wrangler
Comment 5 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2008-12-18 05:35:43 UTC
What about existing symbols on levels 3 and 4?

    key <AE11>  { [     minus, underscore,    backslash, questiondown ] };
    key <AE12>  { [     equal,       plus, dead_cedilla,  dead_ogonek ] };

backslash is duplicated, while questiondown is unique in latin(basic). dead_cedilla and dead_ogonec are also useful...

I do not think we can just drop them...


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