compose key suddenly fails

Werner LEMBERG wl at
Mon Sep 21 12:49:31 BST 2009


with my openSuSE 11.1 box I use the X compose key to enter characters
like `ä' as

   <compose> " a

Until yesterday it worked always fine.  After doing an update to the
current status of the KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop repository, it suddenly
fails.  For example, pressing the above compose sequence no longer
gives me `a umlaut' but `C$'.  Other examples are `ö' and `ü' which
now give `C6' and `C<', respectively.

This problem happens everywhere (konsole, konqueror, Emacs, yast,
etc.)  except the URL window of Firefox 3.5.3.  It seems that the
highest bit gets stripped...

Is this a known problem?  It's extremely annoying...

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