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Bug 240 - Problems with swedish characters (edv)
Summary: Problems with swedish characters (edv)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kbd
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeff Johnson
QA Contact:
: 259 905 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-30 19:43 UTC by Johan Sultan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-04-08 22:26:49 UTC

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Description Johan Sultan 1998-11-30 19:43:55 UTC

I just installed redhat 5.2 and noticed that some swedish
characters (edv) were displayed as greek characters.
I would suspect the problem is with the kbd package. I
managed to hack around it by using using the command
setfont /usr/lib/kdb/consolefonts/iso01.f16.gz
last in my rc.local. The problem was solved by that, so it
seems like the problem was just with the displaying of the

	/Johan Sultan

Comment 1 Johan Sultan 1998-12-10 06:54:59 UTC
I also discovered that the se-latin-1 keytable is screwed up.
It missed some important keys like ] and }. I managed to fix that
by changing to the fi-latin-1 keytable.
	/Johan Sultan

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-01-21 17:59:59 UTC
*** Bug 259 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

On swedish layout not signs ( ] }). Added missing text in map file. Haven't looked for more errors.

------- Additional Comments From  12/02/98 13:12 -------
Could you please be more descriptive on where this problem is occuring
and what exactly you did to get rid of it. Thanks.

------- Additional Comments From  12/03/98 05:34 -------
When you want to use this signs on the console or the vi-editor.
Decompressed the file and used the vi-editor to edit the file. Looked on those keys that should hold the text for those signs, my other signs ({ [) worked. More complete information can I send to you when I come home from work because we don't have Linux at work.

------- Additional Comments From  12/03/98 13:57 -------
This is how my looks like.
keycode  10 = nine             parenright       (bracketright)
	alt     keycode  10 = Meta_nine
keycode  11 = zero             equal            (braceright)
	alt     keycode  11 = Meta_zero

Text in parent is added to this file and it helpt me with my problem.*** Bug 905 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

When using keyboard layout SE-LATIN1 there are several
bugs in console mode. It works in X windows. The problem is
that Swedish chars "edv" looks like chars from greece and
"]" doesn't work at all. That's the bugs i found so far in
Stefan Wold

------- Additional Comments From  01/21/99 03:42 -------
And this have been tested of several of my friends in sweden, they
all have the same problem.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-03-30 16:28:59 UTC
Red Hat 6.0 uses console-tools rather than kbd (although many of
the fonts are identical). Does this problem persist with the
Red Hat 6.0 beta console-tools package (see
and compile from src rpm if you want to test on Red Hat 5.2)

Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 1999-04-08 22:26:59 UTC
Please reopen this bug if console-tools still has the reported

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