Re: [Evolution] I type a single-quote and get an acute accent

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 18:14 -0500, Ed Skladany wrote:
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for the response.  I'm suspecting the same thing, but don't
know what else to check.

Strange, that post didn't appear here, neither does it in the list
archives. Anyway...

I don't see anything odd in my environment. 

Running "locale" gives me:

I do see something odd.

Like I mentioned in another thread some days ago and again just
recently, those locales are broken.

'locale' *never* returns quotes for me, unless I explicitly tell it to
use it (and break it).

$ export LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8"
$ locale | grep TIME

$ export LC_TIME=\"en_US.UTF-8\"
$ locale | grep TIME

The former results in proper behavior, like translations, time format
(LC_TIME) and sorting (LC_COLLATE) -- whereas the latter does not and
falls back to C locale.

At least this is how it is on my system. I don't know, if Fedora and
Mandrake use such different versions...

Dunno, if this might be related to your issue, though.

But wow! I just discovered that I have the same problem at the command
line in an xterm, Konsole, and within vi.  Guess I haven't typed a
quote in anything other than Evolution for a while.  I've been
upgrading Fedora often so this situation was probably the result of
one of those upgrades (using up2date).  I only started using Evolution
a month ago so figured it was localized to it.

Time to take this problem to the Fedora list.

Maybe it really is related to the bogus quotes and Fedora did screw up
on escaping when setting locales? Or Mandrake is too picky about those
values? This is starting to confuse me...


On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 11:13 -0500, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote: 
I suspect that it must be some system setting because I'm not able to
reproduce this in plain text nor html formatting when typing in the


On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 10:57 -0500, Ed Skladany wrote:
Hi Ron,

I've tried composing in text mode (Format/HTML off) and there is no
difference for me, the problem still occurs.

Thanks for the response.


Message: 11
Subject: Re: [Evolution] I type a single-quote and get an acute accent
From: Ron Johnson <ron l johnson cox net>
To: evolution lists ximian com
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 03:48:36 -0600

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On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 00:55 -0500, Ed Skladany wrote:
When I type a single-quote (apostrophe) character when composing mail,
the first key press gives me nothing, then pressing it again gives me
an acute accent character, like this =B4.   The double-key press makes
it seem like I=B4m in some sort of character composing mode without
wanting to be.
I=B4ve checked my language settings in Evolution and KDE, and checked my
keyboard type.  I=B4m set to American English for all with UTF-8
character encoding.  In fact, as soon as I type the word with the
acute in it, the spell checker wants to fix it, and does it properly
(replaces it to a word with an apostrophe).  Note that there are two
offending words in this paragraph.
I have a Microsoft Natural keyboard and am running an up-to-date
Fedora Core 3 on i686, KDE 3.3 and Evolution 2.0.2.
If anyone can help, please let me know.

The problem may be that you are in Evil HTML Mode:
   Content-Type: text/html; charset=3Dutf-8

In text mode, single-quotes are just that: plain old ASCII.
Here are some examples: ''''''''''''''''''''

char *t="\10pse\0r\0dtu\0  ghno\x4e\xc8\x79\xf4\xab\x51\x8a\x10\xf4\xf4\xc4";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i<l;i++){ i%8? c<<=1:
(c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}

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