#158 Chinese Keyboard installed with TP - WITHOUT USER PERMISSION

v0.9.21c
open
7
2012-10-03
2011-01-17
lefteris008
No

Greetings,
I don't know if this is actually a bug but I realized that when I install 0.9.21c of Tux Paint, the program installs Chinese keyboard services. At first, I didn't thought that was a problem which was occurred by Tux Paint itself. But, by the time I unistalled it the Chinese keyboard services simply disappeared! I started thinking that it is a bug so I installed Tux Paint (same version) again and the Chinese keyboard services "magically" appeared again! I don't know what to do and if this refers to the greek version of the program I'm using. The program runs under Windows 7 Pro 64bit (English Version) - UAC Activated.

Note: I didn't enter a category for the problem because I'm not sure if it is relevant with any of them...
Note 2: I didn't change any of the default settings of Tux Paint.

Discussion

  • lefteris008

    lefteris008 - 2011-01-17

    A screenshot

     
  • William Kendrick

    Thank you for the report! Assigning to John Popplewell, who maintains the Win32 port of Tux Paint, and created the 0.9.21c release, recently.

    Do you happen to know if the keyboard services also appear when using the ZIP-file (portable) version of Tux Paint? (Versus the EXE-file installer)

    Also, does installing earlier versions of Tux Paint cause the Chinese keyboard services to appear? Would you be willing to test and report? (For 0.9.21b, 0.9.21, 0.9.20 and/or 0.9.19)

    I'd like to determine if this is something new that's happening as part of the Tux Paint installer build, or perhaps as part of some library that Tux Paint utilizes (e.g., libSDL)... it could be that something new was included in one of them.

    Thanks again!

     
  • lefteris008

    lefteris008 - 2011-02-06

    No problem, I'll test it and post results in 5 days. I don't have much time, now.

     
  • John Popplewell

    John Popplewell - 2011-02-07

    Hi,

    Tux Paint doesn't "install" anything related to Windows. I have a few keyboard mappings on my system for testing - but I had to "Add" them. I would think that the "Chinese keyboard services" were already present on your machine.

    I'm not sure why it would switch to it though.

    Do you have any "Chinese" related locale or IME settings?
    Do you have any idea why the Chinese keyboard mapping were present on your machine?

    best regards,
    John.

     
  • John Popplewell

    John Popplewell - 2011-02-07

    Hi,

    can you have a look on the control panel -> Region and Language options.
    Then have a look under the "Administrative" tab and see what it says the "Current language for non-Unicode programs:" setting is.

    Also, take a look at the "Keyboards and Languages" tab, and click on the "Change keyboards..." button. Is the chinese keyboard layout in there?

    best regards,
    John.

     
  • lefteris008

    lefteris008 - 2011-02-07

    I don't use any IME settings and I didn't installed Chinese keyboards on Windows. The language for non-Unicode programs is set to Greek and there's no Chinese layout.

     
  • William Kendrick

    Suggest we search around to see if any of the libraries we use for localization-related sutff (e.g., FriBiDi?) could cause this to happen as a side-effect.

     
  • John Popplewell

    John Popplewell - 2011-07-01

    I can't reproduce the problem. I have the same version of Windows 7. Does it happen to anybody else?

     

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