[Etoys] Accented character input

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Mar 20 06:10:58 EDT 2008

On Mar 20, 2008, at 6:26 , Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
>  Hello,
>  We finally get around to attack the accented character input problem
> (mainly thanks to Hiroshima-san).  At least on OLPC, the "dead-key"
> style accented character input seems to work fine with the new VM.
>  However, when I switched my Gnome setting on Fedora laptop (it has
> keyboard in Japanese layout) to use Spanish layout keyboard, and
> switch the language to Spanish, my keyboard went into a strange state
> and I needed to do some random key combinations to get to a stuation
> where the new VM works fine.
>  I do have a feeling that on a properly configured spanish Linux
> install with the real spanish keyboard and everything, this you should
> be able to type accented characters (and ' and `, etc.) in the way you
> like.  Please test it and let us know how it goes.  Right now, you
> have to compile the VM by yourself... as soon as we are more
> confident, Bert can make a RPM, and Ian will add this to the
> mainstream Squeak VM.  (Or, making RPM is almost free... Probably by
> the time I wake up tomorrow, Bert may have a precompiled VM^^;)

Hehe. Not until next week I guess. We need to switch the image rpm to  
3.0, too, because of the new DBus plugin. For that we need to rebuild  
the guides etc. And uploading that takes ages when I'm out of office  
(I'm almost off to a long Easter weekend).

- Bert -

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