Learn how easy it is to sync an existing GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project! See Demo

Close

#132 Foreign keyboard error list and possible solution

closed-fixed
nobody
None
5
2005-08-23
2005-05-12
Benoit Leraillez
No

To use almost all you keys as they are supposed to be between
VNC and a Mac running ARD you have to choose a US keyboard
and play with the capslock and the shift key to find your French
keyboard.

You will find hereunder the keyboard result of a powerbook using
VNC and what is written on a G4. They are both running Tiger.
Use a fixed width font to have a better view. A tough character is
"8" since you have to switch from US to shift-French to type it
(on my machine at least). The "#@_" are nowhere but I haven't
tried the alt and alt-shift mapping (the Euro symbol is good
though ;-)

If you use
French Keyboard
27e%ů9se1cq0)
qwertyuiop 4
asdfghjkl,u
.zxcvbn;mM-

If you use
French keyboard capslock
7E%ů9SE1CQ0)
QWERTYUIOP 4
ASDFGHJKL?U
.ZXCVBN;MM-

If you use
French keyboard Shift
312345678905°
QWERTYUIOP *
ASDFGHJKL?53
/ZXCVBN+/++

If you use
US keyboard True French version
s&é"'(§č!çŕ)- @&é"'(§č!çŕ)-
azertyuiop^$ azertyuiop^$
qsdfghjklmů` qsdfghjklmů`
<wxcvbn,;:= <wxcvbn,;:=

If you use
US Caps-lock True French version
S&É"'(§Č!çŔ)- @&É"'(§Č!çŔ)-
AZERTYUIOP^$ AZERTYUIOP^$
QSDFGHJKLMů` QSDFGHJKLMů`
<WXCVBN?;:= <WXCVBN,;:=

If you use
US shift True French version
#1234567*90°+ #1234567890°_
AZERTYUIOP¨* AZERTYUIOP¨*
QSDFGHJKLM%Ł QSDFGHJKLM%Ł
>WXCVBN?./+ >WXCVBN?./+

Discussion

  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2005-07-11

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=351330

    There's not really any good solution to this because of the way that the
    various VNC servers behave. As of 7/11/05, Chicken in CVS sends
    whatever you type, regardless of your keyboard mapping, but in testing,
    most VNC servers will ignore any high-byte characters, such as accented
    vowels.

    Closing.

     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2005-07-11

    • status: open --> open-invalid
     
  • Logged In: NO

    I think I understand the problem now. Tell me if I am right, please:

    When I press shift-alt-5 on my german keybord, cotvnc does not send an
    "[" to the server (as supposed by the keybord-mapping of my Mac), but
    instead sends "shift-alt-5" to the server?

    So one quick solution would be somehow install the Mac-Keybord-mapping
    in the server, if possible?

    Ingo.
    (tonne at ingokeck.de)

     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2005-08-17

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=351330

    Yes, Ingo, that's absolutely correct. That said, you should definitely try
    building from CVS. Keyboard mapping was badly broken in 2.0b2 and has
    been reimplemented for the upcoming 2.0b3.

     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2005-08-23

    • status: open-invalid --> closed-fixed
     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2005-08-23

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=351330

    Resolved as well as possible for Chicken 2.0b3. Note that Chicken sends
    keyboard presses, not characters, so it may not work exactly as expected
    - it depends on the server's keymapping.