#2420 non-English modifier keys not registered correctly by jEdit

normal bug

Some Keys, e. g. the ö, ä, ü, ... on the german keyboard
layout are not recognized correctly by jEdit if pressed
with C- or A-modifier. The Keyboardtester receives a


  • Björn Kautler

    Björn Kautler - 2005-07-03

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    I forgot to mention:

    My jEdit-Version: 4.2final
    My java-Version: Suns 1.5.0_03
    My operating system: Win XP Pro SP2

  • Brad Mace

    Brad Mace - 2006-03-21

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    This is a JVM issue which unfortunately is somewhat common
    with non-english keyboards.

  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    • status: open --> pending
  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    Is this still a problem?

    If it looks a bug in jEdit, please report the actual log of
    Keyboard Tester.

  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2008-09-13
  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2008-09-13

    Not sure if this is a problem ;-) - but it's still true. I attached a log of Keyboard Tester for the keys: 0, ß, ü, ö, ä (pure and in combination with CTRL resp. ALT).

    - German Keyboard
    - Windows XP SP3
    - jEdit 4.3pre15

    File Added: Umlaut.log

  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    • status: pending --> open
  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    Thank you for the log. It tells almost where the problem is in. But I
    want a bit more to think the way to fix. Could you please add the
    correct (expected) results for each wrong (unexpected) part in the log?

  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2008-09-18

    Sorry, that's out of my knowledge. All I can say is that the Keyboard Tester doesn't display anything in it's output field for the mentioned key strokes.

  • Damien

    Damien - 2010-11-15

    Has this been fixed? It definitely sounds like a JVM issue to me, in which case this shouldn't be listed as a jEdit bug.

  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2010-11-15

    It's still the same for me:

    - German Keyboard
    - Windows XP SP3
    - SUN JRE 1.6.0_21
    - jEdit 4.3.2

  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-12-03
    • summary: Some Keys are not registered correctly by jEdit --> non-English modifier keys not registered correctly by jEdit
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2014-03-24
    • labels: editor core --> German Keyboard

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