#15 German keyboard (All SHIFT+Keyn chars)

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Mark Hessling
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2001-12-14
2001-12-12
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Hi Mark, i just installed the new THE 3.1 code
(the31w32.zip) on an
IBM Thinkpad A21m with a german keyboard running
Windows 2000 Professional US English (Service Pack 2).

The good news is that the problem with IBM Object Rexx
is solved.
The Rexx Interpreter is found and THE macros can be
executed.

The bad news is that there is a problem with the German
keyboard. All primary characters are echoed within THE
correctly (qwertz and german umlauts). But all
secondary characters (SHIFT+Keyn) are wrong. So, for
example the character '*' is found as SHIFT+'8' (above
the number eight) but should be on the German keyboard
SHIFT+'+' (above the plus sign).

This is a very serious bug because it makes the editor
almost unusable. I would guess that all keyboards
except US english are affected. I hope this is easy to
fix ...

PS: I prepared 2 TLD files for JAVA and FORTRAN which
are working nicely. I attached them as tld.zip.

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  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2001-12-14

    • assigned_to: nobody --> rexx
     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2001-12-14

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    I'll look into this over the weekend.
    BTW. No TLD files were uploaded. Please send them directly
    to me and I'll include them in the main distribution.

     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2001-12-14

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    I'll look into this over the weekend.
    BTW. No TLD files were uploaded. Please send them directly
    to me and I'll include them in the main distribution.

     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2001-12-16

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    Here's an updated curses.dll. Please replace the curses.dll
    that came with THE with this one and let me know how it
    goes.

     
  • Mark Hessling
    Mark Hessling
    2001-12-16

     
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    Hi Mark, thanks a lot for the new curses.dll. It fixed the problem. I checked all SHIFT
    characters and they all are echoed now correctly...

     
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    Hi Mark, thanks a lot for the new curses.dll. It fixed the problem. I checked all SHIFT
    characters and they all are echoed now correctly...