#293 Character Map 1.2 "Blocks" dropdown menu always greyed out

closed-fixed
Max Funk
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2011-11-28
2004-03-16
No

I cannot use the Character Map to input UTF-8, with the
exception of the first 256 characters of Unicode. The
dropdown menu to access further blocks of characters is
greyed out. That makes the Character Map useless.

Discussion

  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-16

    Screenshot of Character Map dialog

     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-16

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    This is with Jedit 4.2pre9.

     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-16
    • summary: Character Map's Blocks dropdown menu always greyed out --> Character Map 1.2 "blocks dropdown menu" always greyed out
     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-16

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    More details on the bug. There is a workaround. If I type in
    "Unicode" in the "Encoding:" dropdown menu, the "Blocks"
    dropdown menu gets enabled, and it appears to let me input
    characters in the UTF-8 encoding of Unicode, as opposed to a
    Unicode-based encoding like UTF-16.

    What *should* happen is for the "Blocks:" dropdown menu to
    be enabled when the encoding is UTF-8, UTF-16, or some other
    Unicode encoding. *That* would be correct behavior.

     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-16
    • summary: Character Map 1.2 "blocks dropdown menu" always greyed out --> Character Map 1.2 "Blocks:" dropdown menu always greyed out
     
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2004-03-18
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Slava Pestov

    Slava Pestov - 2004-03-18

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    Use the 'unicode' encoding in the character map window (this
    does not affect the buffer's on disk encoding!)

     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-18

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    > "Use the 'unicode' encoding in the character map window (this
    > does not affect the buffer's on disk encoding!)"

    That is only a poor workaround, and at best a temporary
    solution. Not only do I still have to type "Unicode" in the
    "Encoding:" dropdown menu every single time I use the
    Character Map, which is clumsy, but more importantly, it
    makes no sense whatsoever for the "Blocks:" dropdown menu to
    be greyed out when the encoding in the dropdown menu is a
    Unicode encoding, which UTF-8 and UTF-16 (and probably any
    encoding whose name begins with "UTF" or "UCS") are.

     
  • J. J. Ramsey

    J. J. Ramsey - 2004-03-18
    • status: closed --> open
     
  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2007-03-02
    • summary: Character Map 1.2 "Blocks:" dropdown menu always greyed out --> Character Map 1.2 "Blocks:" dropdown menu always g
     
  • Robert Schwenn

    Robert Schwenn - 2007-03-02

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    Behavior is still the same (also same version of Character Map).

    jEdit 4.3pre9
    java 1.5.0
    WnXP SP2

     
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-11-27

    Using CharacterMap 1.3.0, When I select UTF-8, the blocks dropdown is enabled now.
    If I select ASCII, however, then the drop-down is disabled. I believe that is the desired behavior?

     
  • Alan Ezust

    Alan Ezust - 2011-11-27
    • assigned_to: nobody --> mf3
    • summary: Character Map 1.2 "Blocks:" dropdown menu always g --> Character Map 1.2 "Blocks" dropdown menu always greyed out
    • status: open --> pending-fixed
     
  • Max Funk

    Max Funk - 2011-11-27

    Yes, that is the desired behaviour. In one-byte (256 char) encodings like ascii, iso 8859-1 or windows 1252 there are no unicode blocks.

    The "blocks" dropdown is always grey, because it is not editable.

    The encoding dropdown is white, because it is editable.
    It shows only a subset of possible encodings. You can enter an additional
    encodings manually; try e.g. "ISO8859_7" for greek.

     
  • Max Funk

    Max Funk - 2011-11-28
    • status: pending-fixed --> closed-fixed
     

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