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Re: Patch to remove presentation forms from Arabic xkeyboard layout

On Wed, Jan 02, 2008 at 04:58:02PM +0200, Khaled Hosny wrote:
> I just submitted a patch[1] that removes the various Lam-Alef presentation
> forms from Arabic keyboard layout, this should temporally fix the
> well-known lam-alef problem[2]. To avoid confusing the user, the b,
> shoft-b, shitf-g and shift-t keys in the Arabic keyboard (should produce
> لا, لآ, لأ and لإ respectively) will now produce nothing.
> 1. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=13894
> 2. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8195

No. I'm sure they are there for a reason even if we don't know what it is.
Isam Baiazidi was the one who added them. I'd rather ask him about the consequences
first before removing them. I know they are causing problems and I'm always implementing
workarounds for them but we need to know why were they added.

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