Multi-key and deadkey setups

Jamey Sharp jamey at
Sat Jul 22 14:41:01 PDT 2006

On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 07:41:42PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> The problem here is that there shouldn't be _two_ implementations of
> such basic thing.
> The right (tm) approach would be to split X11's compose handling from
> libX11 into an xorg library that GTK+ could use on all target (Windows,
> MacOS, ...). And somebody can implement in this library a way to share
> the compose bindings between processes.

I can only approve. Naturally, XCB does not provide any compose
handling, so such a library may be useful as developers port libraries
and applications away from Xlib. Of course, careful API design is a must
if the library is to be useful in all these different settings.

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