[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#752324: Bug#752324: Bug#752324: ibus-hangul: Use default XKB layout of the system

Changwoo Ryu cwryu at debian.org
Sun Jun 29 01:29:37 UTC 2014

2014-06-28 23:54 GMT+09:00 Osamu Aoki <osamu at debian.org>:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:55:47PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> ...
>> The idea is to respect the user XKB setting (That is Debian-way.)
>> I may be misguided for CK-situation.
> As I made close look into situation, Korean situation is a bit different
> from Japanese and Chinese input methods.  You do not have internal mode
> to input alphabets.  So the problem of overriding user's XKB is not as
> major as I originally thought.

Actually ibus-hangul also needs to be changed in that way with
internal Latin input mode. But the Korean standard keyboard is just
QWERTY plus two additional keys so setting "us" doesn't matter.

> The non-alphabet keys have different location depending on ANSI(US) or
> ISO as described in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout
> So those with ISO keyboad (including Japanese keyboard) need to type
> non-alphabet characters based on ANSI location.  I have no idea how
> those non-alphabet characters are used in Korean typing context.
> If you think it is OK to force ANSI(US) for ISO or JPN keyboad owner,
> please close this bug.

Most Korean users just use the same standard keyboard. But it is
common that Korean users misconfigure their XKB settings. So forcing
one suitable layout (for supporting the two additional keys) is a
reasonable default. (Actually this should be "kr" instead of "us".)
Well yes, common exceptions are Japanese laptop owners. But ibus has
"Use system keyboard layout" option. So there are still ways to
customize their keyboard layouts, aren't?

Why don't you discuss this issue with the upstream? Silently importing
patches from other distros is not a good packaging practice IMHO.

> PS: I pushed git repo.  What should I do with the "remote/master".
>     Delete it? (Can we?)

I think it's OK just to ignore it. It's an unused branch anyway.

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