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From: John Popplewell <john@jo...> - 2006-02-04 00:12:08
On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 06:44:13PM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > From: Alexandra N. Kossovsky <sasha@...>
> > To: Ben Armstrong <synrg@...>,
> > 308194@...
> > Cc: debian-russian@...
> > Subject: Re: Bug#308194: #308194: tuxpaint: cannot type in russian
> > Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 00:17:05 +0300
> > On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 02:55:23PM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2006-01-21 at 18:15 +0300, Alexandra N. Kossovsky wrote:
> > > > Tuxpaint does not support Unicode at all. Some Americans think that
> > > > supporting unicode is supporting Latin-1 mapping to unicode. Such "unicode
> > > > support" does not work for Russians, Greeks and many other people. :-(
> > >
> > > I am told that this is fixed in CVS. However, I am puzzled by John's
> > > response:
> > >
> > > http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9527943&forum_id=44504
> > >
> > > John appears to be saying that his version of SDL is required. If that
> > > is so, I can't package it for Debian. However, if a Russian user would
> > > like to try tuxpaint from CVS (see http://sf.net/projects/tuxpaint) to
> > > see if it is any better with the latest SDL in Debian, I would
> > > appreciate the help.
> > I've just tried CVS tuxpaint on the Sarge and Etch systems. I see the
> > behaviour changed. Every time I type a Russian letter, I see a new letter
> > on the screen, but it is not the Russian letter. It is ISO-8859-1 letter
> > corresponding to the first byte of the unicode value.
> > I guess CVS tuxpaint should break ISO-8859-1 (non-ascii) users as well,
> > but I hope it is a step into the right direction :-)
What version of SDL did you test this with? There is partial Unicode
support on X with the SDL-1.2.9 release.
There was a problem with Tux Paint, and there is/was a problem with SDL.
The SDL Windows backend is fixed in CVS:
The SDL X11 backend currently only has partial unicode support. I'm
helping work on it:
Here is a picture of Tux Paint in Russian on X, with the above patch
(although this should mostly work with the SDL 1.2.9 Release version):
Does this look more like what we are after?
Any help testing would be great.
If you want a working text-tool you need Tux Paint from CVS, and SDL
from CVS with the above patch (bug 130) if you are on X.
With help from Sam Lantinga (Mr. SDL), there is a good chance of the
next release of SDL-1.2.X having all this working,