[Pkg-ime-devel] Bug#799666: ibus-m17n: rfc1345 input method captures unrelated keystrokes

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Mon Sep 21 11:45:28 UTC 2015

Package: ibus-m17n
Version: 1.3.4-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Recently the ‘rfc1345’ input method (provided by ‘ibus-m17n’) has
captured unrelated keystrokes, which interfere with normal operation.

The only “escape” character documented for ‘rfc1345’ input method is
the ‘&’ key, and that still functions as an escape key as expected.
(For example, typing ‘&’ ‘P’ ‘I’ produces “¶”.)

No other keystrokes should be intercepted by the ‘rfc1345’ method
without being preceded by that ‘&’ keystroke.

But current versions also capture ‘/’ and ‘Ctrl+U’ (and perhaps others
I have not discovered). Those keystrokes then do not behave as normal
keystrokes in applications.

For example, typing ‘/’ now does not reliably produce a ‘/’ character;
it sometime acts as an escape key. And typing ‘Ctrl+U’ apparently
expects a sequence of numerals to produce a Unicode code point; if it
is not followed by numerals, instead of the intended Ctrl+U event, it
inserts “U+”.

Please restore the normal behaviour of all keystrokes other than the
escape character ‘&’ when the ‘rfc1345’ input method is selected.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (200, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.1.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_AU.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages ibus-m17n depends on:
ii  ibus                 1.5.10-1
ii  libatk1.0-0          2.16.0-2
ii  libc6                2.19-20
ii  libcairo-gobject2    1.14.2-2
ii  libcairo2            1.14.2-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0   2.31.5-1
ii  libglib2.0-0         2.44.1-1.1
ii  libgtk-3-0           3.16.6-1
ii  libibus-1.0-5        1.5.10-1
ii  libm17n-0            1.7.0-1
ii  libpango-1.0-0       1.36.8-3
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0  1.36.8-3

ibus-m17n recommends no packages.

ibus-m17n suggests no packages.

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Ben Finney <ben at benfinney.id.au>
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