SUMMARY: Solaris 8 and the Compose key

From: David L. Markowitz (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 17:10:10 CDT

Original question:

> I have a new problem. I recently loaded Solaris 8 on a SS20. Since
> then, under CDE, if I hit the compose key, its LED stays on even after
> I'm done with my compose key use. Hitting it again does not turn it
> off. It works fine, it's only the LED behavior which is wrong.

Thanks to:

        Michael Neef <>
        Lefteris Skapetis <>

Both of whom have also seen this, and have found a work-around:

        The Compose LED goes out as soon as one opens a new dtterm or
        xterm and types 1 character.

Apparently Sun hasn't logged any bug reports on this, and has no patch.

        David L. Markowitz Director, UNIX Software Litronic Inc

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