cygwin/x problem with UK pound currency symbol, using xdmcp to redhat server
Thu Jul 29 13:48:00 GMT 2004
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Weeble
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 3:48 AM
Subject: cygwin/x problem with UK pound currency symbol, using xdmcp to
I hope someone on this list can help out with a problem I've been having
using xwin with xdmcp to a server running redhat linux, I'm running
out of ideas.
There seems to be a problem with the mapping of keys to symbols somwhere
along the line, most obviously the UKP £ sign appears as something
shaped like a 't' that has sharp corners when typed into an xterm. When
VNC is used instead of cygwin the UKP £ symbol appears correctly. Here
are the clues I have so far (in all cases cygwin is version 1.5.10.)
Running win2k + xwin to a redhat server:
xev reports "state 0x11 keycode 12 (keysym 0xa3, sterling)"
The symbol reported the XLookupString line is the same one seen in the
win2k + vnc to redhat server:
xev reports "state 0x1, keycode 92 (keysym 0xa3, sterling)" When VNC is
used the £ UKP appears properly in the xterm.
In both cases when I cut and paste from the xterm into a Windows app I
get the correct UKP £ symbol.
Other machines tried:
winxp + cygwin to debian server:
xev reports "state 0x1, keycode 92 (keysym 0xa3, sterling)" (corret UKP
winxp + vnc + debian server:
xev reports "state 0x1, keycode 89 (keysym 0xa3, sterling)" (corret UKP
Win2k is SP4, XP is SP1.
Apparently using xmodmap with a uk key map makes xwin work, but fouls up
VNC. However since both work on my setup there *must* be a way of
getting both working properly.
Lastly if konsole is used instead of xterm (or gnome-terminal) the
correct UKP symbol again appears.
I've tried setting +kb and the -xkblayout switches etc to xwin to the
same values set in XF86Config on the redhat server, but nothing seemed
There are so many pieces of software involved here which I don't fully
understand I don't know where to start looking, any light anyone can
shed on this, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
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