Problems with AltGr on international keyboard layouts

Christian Rose menthos at
Fri Dec 13 08:58:42 EST 2002

fre 2002-12-13 klockan 13.42 skrev Kirk Reiser:
> Hi Christian:  I am somewhat familiar with the problem with the altgr
> numlock situation in the redhat distributions.  I don't use redhat so
> I'm not aware of the specific problem, or maybe I am.  When you say
> garbage characters do you in fact mean a specific character the '0'?

In console mode, yes. In X the garbage usually is various non-printable
characters. This is all described in the bug report,

> I am aware of that problem but not if it is anything else.  This only
> happens when you have a non-speakup keymap installed and the numlock
> turned on.

Yes. Unfortunately, a lot of users prefer having NumLock on, and really
don't have a choice with keymaps.

> I have not been able to determine a way to get around the altgr '0'
> problem without a fairly major rewrite of the way keys are handled in
> the 2.4.x kernels.  I am of course open to suggestions.

I believe there are some suggestions in the bug report mentioned above.
You're welcome to add your input there as well, or I can do it for you
if you want.


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