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#1608 Unable to type Polish letters in the Find stripe

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Neil Hodgson
scite (47)
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2014-06-04
2014-06-04
Piotr Fusik
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In SciTE 3.4.3 on Windows 7 I cannot type certain Polish letters in the Find stripe.

Reproduction steps:
1. Set your Windows keyboard to "Polish (programmers)" which is the standard layout in Poland (and despite the name, not only for programmers).
2. In SciTE press Ctrl+F.
3. Press RightAlt+N.
4. Press RightAlt+O.
5. Press RightAlt+E.

Expected:
3. You type the letter: ń
4. You type the letter: ó
5. You type the letter: ę

Actual:
3. The search text gets selected.
4. Toggling "Wrap around".
5. Toggling "Regular expression".

Other Polish letters: ą ć ł ś ż ź are not affected.

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2014-06-04

    Alt+letters are used as hot keys for the entry box and buttons as indicated by underlines: Alt+N=Find, Alt+O=Wrap ar_ound, Alt+E=Regular _expression. You can see the corresponding underlines for the icon buttons by pressing the context menu key while one of the icon buttons has the focus.

    In English modes both Alt keys are generally equivalent. You could look into how to distinguish the right Alt when in a mode that doesn't treat them equivalently.

     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2014-06-04

    • labels: --> scite
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  • Piotr Fusik
    Piotr Fusik
    2014-06-04

    In my configuration, SciTE Find stripe is the only place where RightAlt+letter acts as a hotkey instead of entering Polish letters. I had no such problem with the Find dialog.