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Re: multikey on Unix

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 14:55:39 +0100
Message-Id: <200001121355.OAA19153@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: bglbv@my-deja.com
cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org, danton@inexo.com.br
In-reply-to: Your message of Tue, 11 Jan 2000 20:48:54 -0500."
             <20000112014755.1778.qmail@my-deja.com> 
> To Danton Nunes and everyone else who wonders about dead keys, AltGr, etc:
> I'm currently working on this, and I think I now have a reasonable
> understanding of the problem. Basically, Amaya does some dirty things
> when handling KeyPress events, and falls flat in the presence of the
> XKEYBOARD extension to the X11 protocol. It expects the Mod3 modifier
> key (AltGr on my keyboard) to set the Mod3Mask bit in the event state,
> but XKEYBOARD intercepts this.
> 
> I'm working on a solution which should result in cleaner handling of
> keyboard input at least on platforms (like Linux) with a recent version
> of X11. I'll try not to break things for older versions (which means
> #ifdef'ing the changes). The idea is to take a more "hands-off" approach
> to KeyPress events, letting Xlib functions do all the work of translating
> them. I'll forward my changes to the Amaya core development team once
> I'm happy with them.
> 

That's a great news. We spent such many hours on this problem and we never 
obtained a good solution for each X11 platforms.
Perhaps we need to provide different input methods and let the user choose.

  Irene.
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2000 08:56:22 UTC

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