Bug 3139 - Can't find documentation for the .XCompose file
Summary: Can't find documentation for the .XCompose file
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Lib/Xlib (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: All All
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Keywords: i18n
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-04-27 08:50 UTC by monnier
Modified: 2009-11-17 08:01 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description monnier 2005-04-27 08:50:00 UTC
While trying to add some missing compose-sequences I discovered (thanks to
strace) the existence of ~/.XCompose.  There two problems with it:
- I shouldn't need strace to find this feature.  I'm not sure where it would be
best to mention it, tho.
- Once I figured the existence of .XCompose I still wasn't able to use it
because there is no doc for it.  Ideally a "man .XCompose" should show me the
format to use.
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:26:34 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 2 Simos Xenitellis 2007-06-22 12:35:48 UTC
The ~/.XCompose file follows the same format as the main compose file,

/usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose on your distribution
from upstream.

Comment 3 Alan Coopersmith 2009-11-17 08:01:45 UTC
Compose(5) man page was added in libX11 1.3.2

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