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Bug 144947 - media-gfx/inkscape-0.44: German keyboard, keys mapped incorrectly
Summary: media-gfx/inkscape-0.44: German keyboard, keys mapped incorrectly
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Other
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Graphics Project
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-08-24 02:46 UTC by lxg
Modified: 2007-12-28 22:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lxg 2006-08-24 02:46:08 UTC
I noticed a small, yet annoying bugs with inkscape:

1. On a German keyboard, the Y and the Z key are exchanged (Hence the layout is named QWERTZ instead of QWERTY). The layout is normally handled fine by console or X11. But strangely, in inkscape they are changed back again. So each time I want to undo something with Ctrl+Z, I must actually press Ctrl+Y. This is quite confusing, obviously.

# emerge -pv inkscape
[ebuild   R   ] media-gfx/inkscape-0.44  USE="gnome plugin spell -bonobo -boost -debug -doc -inkjar -lcms -mmx" 6,353 kB
Comment 1 Daniel Webert 2007-02-06 03:13:24 UTC
plz check if u have the 'Option "XkbLayout" "de"' in ur /etc/X11/xorg.conf right ...
Comment 2 lxg 2007-02-06 09:10:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> plz check if u have the 'Option "XkbLayout" "de"' in ur /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> right ...

Yes it is. And, to clarify once again, the mapping is correct in all other Gnome and KDE applications.
Comment 3 lxg 2007-02-06 17:03:28 UTC
I was able to fix the bug for me: In /usr/share/inkscape/keys/default.xml, ll. 226-234, I exchanged the "y"s/"Y"s with "y"s/"Z"s and vice versa. Now the shortcuts work as expected.

The question is now if other German users have the same problem. I'm very sure my locale settings are correct, I also have the LINGUAS in make.conf set correctly.

By the way, thanks for the quick ebuilding of inkscape 0.45. :)
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-28 22:34:14 UTC
Try w/ >=0.45.1 please.