gtk and cedilla, a big brazillian problem
November 4, 2007, 4:00 pm
Filed under: gnome, open source

One of the mostly annoying thinks about gtk is ‘ç’, especially when you are a Portuguese speaker and use US keyboard + gtk, this is because someone on the past made this choice

at us-intl keyboards, acute+c = ć

I’m not arguing against Polish, Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, but is a stupid choice when we compare the use of ç in the Latin World (Brazil, France, Spain, Portugal, etc) , even English has some ç.

My way to solve that is simple.

diff gtk.immodules.old /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules

< "cedilla" "Cedilla" "gtk+" "/usr/share/locale"
> "cedilla" "Cedilla" "gtk+" "/usr/share/locale" "az:ca:co:fr:gv:oc:pt:sq:tr:wa:en"

I hope that, some day, someone will fix that or put at the gtk ebuild a flag like us_latin_cedilla

180 millions of Brazilians will  love it.


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If you can’t find /etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules in your system, search for it in the /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/ folder. For example, in my system it’s location is /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/immodule-files.d/libgtk2.0-0.immodules .

Comment by Adriano Cunha

is there a bug reported on this problem already?

Comment by Anonymous Coward

If you don’t have this file ‘/etc/gtk-2.0/gtk.immodules’, you also can create a it and add the lines:

“cedilla” “Cedilla” “gtk20” “/usr/share/locale” “az:ca:co:fr:gv:oc:pt:sq:tr:wa:en”

Comment by jr.

Thanks a lot!
Iḿ one of the 180 milion brazilians that is happy now hehehe

Comment by Alexabdre

This is the right blog for anybody who really wants to understand this topic.
You know so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa).
You definitely put a fresh spin on a topic that has been written about for ages.

Great stuff, just great!

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