#341 Windows + Dutch input language = wrong double quote

closed-rejected
nobody
Windows (49)
5
2012-09-12
2009-07-08
Anonymous
No

When using the Dutch input language with a United States-International keyboard layout the double quote character turns into ¨ instead of the usual ". This makes working with strings troublesome.

Geany 0.17, GTK+ 2.16.1, GLib 2.20.1. Tested on Vista Ultimate x64 and XP Pro SP3. The problem also exists with Geany 0.16.

Discussion

  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2009-07-14

    I'm not sure what is causing this behaviour. I guess other Windows apps behave as expected?
    Can you test some other GTK apps like Pidgin whether they behave as Geany or as expected?

     
  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2009-07-14
    • labels: --> Windows
     
  • Tyler D'Agosta

    Tyler D'Agosta - 2009-07-29

    This occurs for me as well when using the United States-International keyboard layout. Attempting to type ' (single quote) yields ´ (acute accent), and attempting to type " (double quote) yields ¨ (diaeresis).

    I've tested it a bit, and this bug appears using:
    —Geany 0.17, GTK+ 2.16.1, GLib 2.20.1
    —Geany 0.16, GTK+ 2.16.4, GLib 2.20.4

    but not when using:
    —Geany 0.16, GTK+ 2.14.7, GLib 2.18.4

    So it appears that this occurs due to some change between those versions of GTK+ or GLib and not because of Geany. Still, it's a pain.

     
  • StarFire

    StarFire - 2009-08-04

    I can confirm that this is a bug in GTK, I have the same problem also in hgtk/TortoiseHG

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Any news about this bug? I have the same problem aswell, using Geany 0.18. No problems in pidgin. Also tried an american keyboard layout but didn't solved it.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Tried it with Pidgin 2.6.2 (GTK+ Runtime: 2.14.7, Glib Runtime: 2.18.4) on XP Pro SP3. Pidgin has the same problems when combining the Dutch input language with a US international keyboard, with a strange difference: If I enter a single or double quote and press space a single or double quote appears, when I press the single or double quote key twice in rapid succession one single or one double quote appears.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    I meant to say: when I press the single or double quote key twice in rapid succession one acute accent or one diaeresis appears (in Pidgin).

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    dfsdf

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    sorry for comment below:

    I have the same problen on a (fresh) Windows 7 UK 64bit, with a US layout keyboard with windows location settings on DUTCH. Really annoying please fix it!!!

     
  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2009-11-01

    As we noticed that isn't a Geany bug but GTK, could anyone of you report it on http://bugzilla.gnome.org for the GTK+ component? This way the GTK developers get noticed about this problem and probably will fix it.
    Thanks.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600432

    I just took the text from the post above, i hope i filed this bug in the right place, it was kinda searching and guessing for the right component :-)

     
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    Anonymous - 2009-11-16

    I can report that this is not just a Dutch problem. I use Geany in Ubuntu with an international keyboard layout without problems, but using it in the Brazilian Portuguese version of Windows XP I get the same problem reported here. It is not possible to type ' or " because they are rendered as ´ and ¨. This is with 0.18 with GTK include in the installer. (A standard US English keyboard is not even an option in the Brazilian Portguese version of Windows XP).

     
  • Enrico Tröger

    Enrico Tröger - 2009-11-23

    Nev, see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=569581 for a more detailed discussion of the issue and it seems it is on the way to get fixed, so let's wait for the next GTK release containing a fix or at least workaround.

     
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Work around that worked for me:

    Change keyboard language from Dutch (or whatever) to:
    Language: English (United States)
    Keyboard: United stated

    NOTE: NOT! United States (International)
    OS: Windows 7 x64

     
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    Anonymous - 2010-05-21

    I've done two things to verify its a GTK+ bug: Combined the latest Geany release for Windows 0.18.1.1 with GTK+-runtime 2.14.7 which, as dagosta mentioned, results in Geany working fine and tested GIMP, which uses GTK+ 2.16.0 on my system, and found that it has the same problem.
    I'm using dutch XP professional with US-international keyboard.

    So to get a more usable Geany install GTK+-runtime version 2.14..7; get the latest Geany installer without gtk and install it in the directory where you installed the GTK+-runtime.

     
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    Anonymous - 2010-05-21

    A small addition to my last comment. When installing the GTK+-runtime I opted NOT to set the PATH environment variable so as to not interfere with any other GTK+ applications.

     
    Last edit: Anonymous 2016-01-27
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-12
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
     
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-12

    As much as this bug is a bummer, and sounds like it's still present, based on the comments here, the comments on the GTK+ bug report linked in the comments, and all of the duplicate bug reports on GTK+ bugzilla for other programs, it's sounds like it's definitively a GTK+ problem, so I'm closing this as rejected (for lack of a better "Resolution" field choice). If anyone finds out down the road that Geany can in fact do something to fix this, feel free to reopen, comment here, or send a message on the mailing list and we'll try and implement a fix.

     

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