.XCompose bug with GIMP?

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.XCompose bug with GIMP?

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Hi --

I frequently use the compose key to enter special characters in text
fields in GIMP, e.g. ♯ (that's a sharp symbol, not sure if it will make
it through the mailing list.) Works fine.

I recently set up an .XCompose file to get convenient access to a couple
more specific symbols (U+1D106 and U+1D107):

--------

include %L
<Multi_key> <numbersign> <bracketleft> : "𝄆" # measure repeat symbol start
<Multi_key> <numbersign> <bracketright> : "𝄇" # measure repeat symbol end

--------

It works fine, but not in GIMP.

If I open LibreOffice Writer, I can enter the character as expected. If
I open GIMP, no character is entered in to the text field.

If I copy the character from LibreOffice to GIMP, it inserts properly in
to the text field. The font choice doesn't seem to be the issue in GIMP,
as the selected fonts do seem to have the character in them.

Is this a GIMP bug? Did I read somewhere that .XCompose is interpreted
per application? If so, is GIMP ignoring it?

Thanks for any insight.

-c


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Re: .XCompose bug with GIMP?

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Just as a follow-up -- I am using a GIMP AppImage
<https://github.com/aferrero2707/gimp-appimage/releases/tag/continuous>
and I notice (thanks to the help of some folks online) that the Input
Method list for the text layer in GIMP only has two entries: System
(Simple) and None. Others are having success with the "X Input Method"
but I don't have it listed. Is this the cause of my issue? Is there a
reason the AppImage would lack that?

On 1/13/20 12:43 PM, Casey Connor via gimp-user-list wrote:

> Hi --
>
> I frequently use the compose key to enter special characters in text
> fields in GIMP, e.g. ♯ (that's a sharp symbol, not sure if it will
> make it through the mailing list.) Works fine.
>
> I recently set up an .XCompose file to get convenient access to a
> couple more specific symbols (U+1D106 and U+1D107):
>
> --------
>
> include %L
> <Multi_key> <numbersign> <bracketleft> : "𝄆" # measure repeat symbol
> start
> <Multi_key> <numbersign> <bracketright> : "𝄇" # measure repeat symbol
> end
>
> --------
>
> It works fine, but not in GIMP.
>
> If I open LibreOffice Writer, I can enter the character as expected.
> If I open GIMP, no character is entered in to the text field.
>
> If I copy the character from LibreOffice to GIMP, it inserts properly
> in to the text field. The font choice doesn't seem to be the issue in
> GIMP, as the selected fonts do seem to have the character in them.
>
> Is this a GIMP bug? Did I read somewhere that .XCompose is interpreted
> per application? If so, is GIMP ignoring it?
>
> Thanks for any insight.
>
> -c
>
>
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