Re: Updating gtkimcontextsimple.c (bug #321896)

Samuel Thibault, le Thu 21 Feb 2008 22:01:34 +0100, a écrit :
> Simos Xenitellis, le Wed 20 Feb 2008 10:04:56 +0000, a écrit :
> > What that means is that you need a keyboard layout that produces all
> > those combining diacritics.
> It looks like you need to buy a non-us-qwerty keyboard.
> French keyboards _already_ have a key for the combining circumflex. Be
> it technically called dead_circumflex or combining circumflex, users
> don't care, all they want is to see it putting a circumflex on the next
> typed letter, for instance n̂ (which math people will typically want to
> type).
> What you are asking me is to add _another_ key for producing circumflex,
> so that the french keyboard would have both a dead circumflex and a
> combining circumflex.  How can the user know which one he is supposed
> to type (with what you propose, that would mean knowing whether a
> precomposed form exists in Unicode, which is only about Unicode
> history)?

Note: of course, a potential solution would be to just "forget" about
dead_circumflex and just always use the combining circumflex, but then
old applications which only know how to deal with dead_circumflex won't
work any more.


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