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Bug#271542: xlibs: Can't get Meta and Alt to work correctly

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 10:35:08AM +0200, Denis Barbier wrote:
> The problem is that changes were made upstream in xlibs to improve support
> for multiple layouts.  Some applications are confused and fail to handle
> the current keymaps.
> So there are 2 solutions:
>   a. Fix xlibs.
>   b. Fix those applications.

I should have mentioned that there is a 3rd way, which is to add an
option to disable fake keys.  It will revert fixes applied against
pristine 4.3.0 and bugs will surface again when this option is
activated.  I believe that this option should be added for sarge,
but users have to be warned that it is unuspported, ie. if this
option causes trouble to some users, their only choice is to
deactivate it.
It can be defined by:
  partial function_keys
  xkb_symbols "no_fake_keys" {
    modifier_map none { <META>, <SUPR>, <HYPR> };
and rules/xfree.{lst,xml} must be updated too.
XSF guys, what do you think about it?


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