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Old 02-12-2010, 08:33 PM   #1
josiah
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GTK apps not respecting Compose Key


I often have to use accents, umlauts, and even sometimes an ogonek. QT apps work just fine. GTK apps used to work fine. I don't think there was a problem before Slackware 13.0, and though I've seen this problem described elsewhere on the 'net, the solutions seem Gnome-centric and don't work for me.

I set my .Xmodmap file to give me a Compose Key (Multi_key) with ralt and lwin. On my computer, this does the trick:

Code:
keycode 108 = Multi_key
keycode 133 = Multi_key
I've also set both ralt and lwin to be compose keys in my xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier "Keyboard0"
  Driver "kbd"
  Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
  Option "XkbOptions" "compose:lwin"
  Option "XkbOptions" "compose:ralt"
EndSection
The non-Gnome-centric solutions involve adding to the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 one of the following lines:

Code:
GTK_IM_MODULE="xim"
or
Code:
GTK_IM_MODULE="uim"
Neither of these seem to work for me.

Though the problem seems independent of WM/DE choice (has been present in all I've used), I generally use E16. I have tried removing redundancy (i.e., only setting the Multi_key option in ~/.Xmodmap, or, conversely, only setting it in xorg.conf; or only setting it for ralt or lwin exclusively). Any ideas?
 
  


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