Re: [Gtk-osx-users] Issues with non-Latin keyboards

Op Ma, 2010-05-03 om 11:08 -0700 skryf John Ralls:
> On May 3, 2010, at 10:42 AM, F Wolff wrote:
> > Op Ma, 2010-05-03 om 08:33 -0700 skryf John Ralls:
> >> On May 3, 2010, at 8:16 AM, F Wolff wrote:
> >> 
> >>> Hallo everybody
> >>> 
> >>> Is there a known issue with typing non-Latin text? I can't get typing to
> >>> result in any text, either by selecting a keyboard layout in the System
> >>> Preferences, or by selecting the input method in the GTK context menu.
> >>> 
> >>> Relevant fonts are definitely installed.
> >>> 
> >>> Thank you for any advice.
> >> 
> >> Not that I've heard of before, but you might simply be the first one
> >> to try. Can you provide some details about what build you're using
> >> (i.e., stable, unstable, or unqualified) 
> > 
> > Building with jhbuild with no versions specified, so I assume git
> > master.  This was Thursday last week (2010-04-29).
> > 
> > 
> >> 		and what application you're building? 
> > 
> > I only actually tried this now with our own application, Virtaal,
> > written in pygtk. Result is the same for textareas and plain entries.
> > 
> >> Have you already integrated the menus with ige-mac-integration?
> > 
> > This was not in effect at the time that I tested it now with a new build
> > on someone's machine (I think we haven't yet built the python bindings
> > for it at the time).  I can hopefully try again on a machine at the
> > office which is still running on the version on the old ISO image posted
> > many moons ago that has the menu integration if you suspect some
> > interference from the gtk menu.
> > 
> > 
> >> Presumably the keyboard is working with other Mac applications, and
> >> you have a similar keyboard working on your Linux build of the app in
> >> question. 
> > 
> > We tested (at least) Russian, Arabic and a few others from the standard
> > list in OSX, and a custom keyboard for Akan.  The Akan keyboard actually
> > had better results, failing only on the non-ASCII characters. Everything
> > is working fine in Linux and Windows (including Arabic, Cyrillic, etc.
> > that isn't working on OSX), except for this issue on Windows:
> >
> > 
> > The British English layout seemed to work fine, including non-ASCII
> > characters.
> > 
> > I can check again that all these work well in other Mac applications,
> > but have no reason to doubt that they would work perfectly.
> > 
> Ah, so you're using a normal Apple keyboard, and just changing the
> layouts in Language & Text / International, is that right? (Oh, I
> forgot to ask what version of OSX?)
> Hmm. Looks like one needs to set $GTK_IM_MODULE somehow, but a cursory
> google doesn't show clearly to what it should be set. (This would be
> something handled in Linux by the Gnome desktop infrastructure which
> doesn't exist in Gtk-OSX, so we'll have to work out something else.)
> Do you know where the input modules live and how to set that variable?

Hi John

It seems I was a bit sparse in my description :-)  I'm on OSX 10.5 and
talking about a physical Apple keyboard with different layouts selected
in System Preferences -> International -> Input Menu.

I think we tried the GTK IM as well (from the context menu) and it
didn't work correctly either. (In other words, at least some of them
seemed to have built correctly automatically.) We might have tried
Amharic which might not have had a font installed, so I'll need to go
and confirm this again.  Of course, this shouldn't distract our
attention from the fact that plain keyboard layouts (with the "simple"
IM) seems to not be working.


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