[Etoys] Accents in Etoys fonts

Juliano Bittencourt juliano at lec.ufrgs.br
Sun Sep 9 11:20:13 EDT 2007

    Hi folks,

    In the XO trial in Porto Alegre, we are starting a systematic use of 
eToys with the students. In this moment we are working with children 
from the 3th and 4th grades, but very soon we will start with older 
    We are experiencing several problems, from the noisy touchpad to the 
machine performance (children have B2-7 with 128mb of RAM), what makes 
the use of etoys sometimes very slow. But since these are problems 
specific of this version of the laptop prototype, we hope they will be 
solved in the near future when final version of the machine become 
    But now, there is a eToys related issue that sometimes makes the 
children very frustrated that is the absence of accents in the text 
object. Portuguese is a language that makes heavily use of accents, and 
children don't understands why is impossible to create words without them.
    So, why eToys don't accepts? Is that a font related issue or a 
squeak bug?



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