[Etoys] Accented character input
walter at laptop.org
Thu Mar 20 09:45:54 EDT 2008
The OLPC Spanish keyboard layout uses dead_keys. The US International
keyboard uses Unicode combining characters. I am serious thinking of
switching to dead_keys for everywhere I can, as I think it makes it
easier for everyone. But I am now troubled by Yoshiki's report.
On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 6:10 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> 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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