compose key suddenly fails

Werner LEMBERG wl at
Mon Sep 21 13:10:12 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...

I've just tried a SCIM input method (t-latin-post), and I get exactly
the same bad result.

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