From: Dom Lachowicz (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Mar 30 2003 - 14:35:48 EST
My suggestion worked. Sending this to the list for
future reference and archival purposes.
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thanx * 1 000 000 !
changing "input methods" to X solved everything!!!
just can't believe this was so simple!
you wouldn't believe how much unicode documentation and stuff like that
i have listed!
you're my hero! :)
Dom Lachowicz wrote:
>>I've just installed AW 1.1.4 (still best WYSIWYG
>>editor i know) on
>>RedHat8 (GNOME) and spent two evenings trying to
>>make the 'dead-keys'
>>work correctly (without much success). Looks like
>>the reason is some
>>encoding stuff as my .abw files headers starts with
>>encoding="UTF-8"?> (encoding is 'default' according
>The word 'default' in the statusbar refers to your
>keybindings. AbiWord supports 'default' MSWord-style
>keybindings, 'vi' style, and 'emacs' style. The
>encoding of your files (UTF8) has absolutely nothing
>to do with your ability (or in this case, inability)
>to type text.
>>Below is the snippet that i found in the danish
>>deadkey how-to ...
>AbiWord uses the GTK2 input-method specification to
>accept text, and I have personally seen it accept
>ISO-8859-1 text, Cyrillic text, CJK text, Arabic text,
>Hebrew text, and Yiddish text. If AbiWord isn't
>accepting your input, it's quite likely that the
>problem lies in GTK2, or in how GTK2 is talking to
>your X input method.
>You may wish to right-click in the document window, go
>to "Input Methods" and select "X Input Method" from
>the list. This *might* work for you.
>>(There is a way to 'hack' 1.0.X versions by changing
>>default fonts with MS true type fonts - but seams
>>that it can not be
>>used with 1.1.X? as common gnome (X11) fonts are
>>used now ! Although i
>>doubt if the fonts are problem as driver (key-map
>>file actually) wich
>>uses much more simple logic (right-alt key (and is
>>inconvenient)) works ok)...or maybe there are source
>>files that can be
>>modified to set iso8859-13 as default?
>AbiWord 1.1.4 uses FontConfig for font discovery. If
>your fonts are in "standard" places that FontConfig
>knows about, we should be able to load and use them
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