#171 tool "Text" problem with french "dead-keys" ?

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this is my first message to TuxPaint-project... so, I hope that I will respect the implicit behaviour...

I think that I have searched in all locations of this site, without having seen anything about what I encounter,
except one "bug" with special greek characters when entered from keyboard into tool "Text".
But If I'm reporting here a well-known bug, I do apologize in advance...

On the other hand, if it's a real bug (already reported or not), I'm ready to HELP in testing, or anything you find useful...

I join a ms-Word.doc file in attachment where I describe the problem with more details (+ hex values, ...),
but here is the summary :
when I try to enter french characters in 2 strokes, like ê or ï or â or  or û
in the tool "Text", TuxPaint simply displays the dead-key, then the letter,
like if the dead-key is a normal key : ^e ¨i ^a ^A ^u

I have tried all this on another PC WinXP, with the same results...
as I said, I'm ready to help !
php (Philippe)


  • William Kendrick

    Similar reported for Spanish in #3463478

  • Philippe Parmentier

    thank you to wkendrick for adding another symptom,
    and especially to Pere for his ... solution ! :-)
    following his suggestion, I downloaded the file.zip and I simply (perhaps too simplist, not appropriate !?) replaced SDL.dll in win32 folder, and...
    it works : special french characters are correctly displaid, using two key-strokes !
    strange is that the SDL.dll delivered with TuxPaint is marked, while the SDL.dll from libsdl.org is ALSO marked ! ==> ?
    so, I'm not sure about my method, but Pere is right : there is something in this area !
    I stay ready for help, including tests !
    thank you all for this wonderful TuxPaint,
    have a good day,

  • Pere Pujal i Carabantes

    It would be nice if you manage to compile the latest cvs version, so you will be able to test what will be on a next release.
    Also, you could try to reproduce the bug about greek letters and test if the sdl update solves it.
    Note that for further communication not specifically related to a bug report it is better to address it to the devel mail list

  • William Kendrick

    Seen on tuxpaint-devel & tuxpaint-i18n from earlier this month:

    El dg 09 de 03 de 2014 a les 00:13 +0900, en/na TOYAMA Shin-ichi va

    Thank you for your information.
    I have not noticed this problem.

    Please try new builds with SDL-1.2.5


    Problem fixed :)


    So closing this.

  • William Kendrick

    • status: open --> closed

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