[Bf-committers] Windows dead key accented characters

Alexandr Kuznetsov kuzsasha at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 00:42:21 CET 2013


Seems good.
I will test it and apply it on Thursday after release.


I was looking to support other languages like Chinese. It is more 
complicated then deadkeys as each new character can completely change 
the word. Typing should be context aware of text field.

On 2/19/2013 1:12 PM, Harley Acheson wrote:
> Hello,
> Bug #33678<http://projects.blender.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=33678&group_id=9&atid=498>seems
> fairly important. Windows users with "international" keyboard layouts
> can't enter some common characters, like quote and double-quote, into the
> text editor.
> Needless to say this would make it pretty hard to work with python files.
> These keyboard layouts have "dead keys" that you press to alter the key
> that follows. For
> example the "US (International)" keyboard layout allows you to press the
> double-quote key
> and then "e" to get an "e" with a umlaut, or the "^" then "e" to get an "e"
> with a circumflex.
> The only downside is that you (usually) have to press that dead key twice
> to get the actual
> key (the double-quote or caret in these examples).  Our current text
> processing does not
> support the entry of accented characters when these types of keyboard
> layouts are selected.
> In fact in those cases the dead character is swallowed up, so you can't
> enter a double-quote
> character at all.
> The fix is simple and straight-forward, but has been on the patch tracker
> for a while now...
> http://projects.blender.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=33709&group_id=9&atid=127
> Cheers, Harley
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