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Re: The lost vowels in dialog boxes

From: <s@m>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 23:29:01 +0100 (CET)
To: Serge Torres <Serge.Torres@ens.fr>
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.4.04.10004032328180.3669-100000@avant-garde.7ouma.tn>

vas y serge. le peuple attends ;)

On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Serge Torres wrote:

> Hi,
> I just posted a message some time ago about a weird behaviour of Linux
> versions of Amaya:
> no dialog box would accept vowels (!?!), while other letters were OK. 
> I thought it was somehow related to the versions of Linux: wrong !
> In fact, I had another problem, that I posted about too: Amaya would not
> honor the the Alt Gr
> key on my French keyboard. I could not have, among other things, the
> circumflex accent and I missed it badly. As a work around I added the
> following lines to my amaya.keyboard:
> Ctrl <Key>g , <Key>a: TtcInsertChar("\342")
> Ctrl <Key>g , <Key>e: TtcInsertChar("\352")
> .. for all the vowels !
> where 342 is the octal code of a circumflex, 352 is the octal code of e
> circumflex, etc...
> I picked up Ctrl <Key>g because it just seemed to be available.
> This worked fine for typing accented characters but then I lost the ability
> type vowels in dialog boxes. I did not immediately make the connection
> between the two facts, it happened by accident.
> I have, at least, been able to reproduce this "behaviour" with the latest
> (3.0) version of Amaya on my office's Mandrake 6.1 box and I'll try it at
> home tonight on other versions of Linux.
> I'm looking for another solution for my circumflexed vowels (and other gone
> and cherished characters as ~{[|\]}@). In fact having Alt Gr back in
> business is my secret wish ;-). If I find a work around that does not
> cripple another part of the application, I'll let you know.
> Cheers
> Serge Torres
> Ecole normale superieure
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