New composers for local languages in Togo

Mats Blakstad mats.gbproject at
Mon May 23 07:21:19 UTC 2016

I'm now working to make Ubuntu update their Xlib so they will support the
new composers I've uploaded:

However, they say we can't update the pack until there is a release with it.

The last release seems to be from March 2015:

Can we make a new realse?

On 17 February 2016 at 00:22, Mats Blakstad <mats.gbproject at>

> Thanks again, I've uploaded a new patch now.
> I need it to work on Ubuntu 14.04 - I guess that is a GTK application?
> I have problems to test on my system. When I update my composer file
> locally, how can I flush & reload new composer?
> 2016-02-16 1:07 GMT+01:00 Ran Benita <ran234 at>:
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 07:29:07PM +0100, Mats Blakstad wrote:
>> > There do not exist any precomposed character for these once.
>> >
>> > Does it mean that it is impossible to add these composers for XKB
>> keyboards?
>> >
>> > That's really a big pitty!
>> It is a pity I suppose - Compose is exactly the place where combining
>> characters are likely to be needed.
>> I (personally) also find combining characters more natural to use than
>> dead keys, typing the diacritic after the base character instead of
>> before it (Dead key: ~ + A -> Ã, Combining character: A + U0303 -> Ã).
>> For X/libX11 this is most likely will never be supported, but might be
>> supported in Wayland where there are some extensions to XKB for this
>> use case.
>> All of this said, did you try simply omitting the keysym part, leaving
>> only the string part, and found it insufficient? In the
>> en_US.UTF-8/Compose file, I see many lines which do not specify a
>> keysym, only a string. And from a quick test, xterm and GTK applications
>> both use the string over the keysym. So maybe that's true for all of the
>> applications you care about.
>> > I could of course suggest for unicde to add them as precomposed
>> > charahcters, but would it not be much more easy if XKB could handle
>> > combinations too? Then we don't need to create new unicde characters
>> every
>> > time we want to add a new combinations of tones..
>> My guess is that precomposed characters are for backward compatibility
>> only and new ones will not be added.
>> Ran
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