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Bug#264557: xlibs-data: No composition sequences in japanese locale

Package: xlibs-data
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: wishlist


First, I'm not quite sure if the bug belongs to xlibs-data, so please
reassign if I am wrong.

All "basic" X applications using xlibs (tested with xedit and emacs)
fail to get composition sequences when using the ja_JP.UTF-8 locale.
Interestingly, I get some strange behaviours as well, which might be
related to gnome configurations but I'm not quite sure.

Anyway, what I tried is the following (all with a fresh new account ;
gnome is the default session if i launch startx ; LANG in
/etc/environment is en_US.UTF-8; gnome is configured to have Compose key
on Menu (laptops don't have a right windows key)):
(ok means composition sequences work properly, ko means the contrary)
startx -> emacs -> ok
startx -> LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 -> ko
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 -> emacs -> ko
LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8 -> LANG=en_US.UTF-8 emacs -> ok

The strange behaviour is that with my not fresh account, the one I use
in every day life, the latter has a ko result.

Anyway, I'd like to be able to type french accents in my japanese
environement without having to play with locales ;)

Note that copying /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose into
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/locale/ja_JP.UTF-8/ doesn't do the trick (the absence
of the file let me think that would be a solution)


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.22-mh
Locale: LANG=ja_JP.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.UTF-8

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