#37 Text tool only works for English (ASCII)

v0.9.17
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Interface (41)
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2012-10-03
2004-11-21
No

The text tool currently only works properly for ASCII
characters. This is obviously very bad for a program
available in 40+ languages and for several platforms!

I believe the only (and easiest) way to properly fix
this, is to use SDL_inputmethod:

http://sdlinputmethod.sourceforge.net/index.php?l=en

Discussion

  • Simos Xenitellis

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    I would describe this as a very high priority issue.
    Please make it work and I'll complete the translation to Greek.

     
  • Dag Nygren

    Dag Nygren - 2005-05-08

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    Would be of highest priority for us here in Finland too.

    Ppppplease......

     
  • John Popplewell

    John Popplewell - 2006-01-17

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    Hi, the current cvs version (17Jan2006,21:30GMT) has a
    working text tool. For Windows 9x/ME/2K/XP, download a new
    version of the executable and the SDL.dll (1.2.9 release
    with patch - see below) from here:
    http://www.johnnypops.demon.co.uk/tuxpaint-cvs-unicode-test.zip
    (190K)

    Windows-only source patch against SDL CVS here:
    https://bugzilla.libsdl.org/attachment.cgi?id=23
    (can be applied to SDL 1.2.9 release, but needs a little help)

    I've tested it with Spanish, German, Polish, Russian,
    Finnish, and Greek. On X, I don't have working 'dead-keys',
    but (for example) the plain c-cedilla and n-tilde work: can
    anyone confirm that they have the same problem? It seems to
    be an SDL x11 backend problem, but it might just be my
    XFree86 4.3.0.1 and X.Org 6.8.2 server configuration
    (although xterm/konsole work).

    It doesn't address Chinese/Japanese/Korean and others, but
    it's a start.

     
  • William Kendrick

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    Japanese and Korean have been addressed, and others can be addressed, using the new Input Method support in Tux Paint 0.9.17. Closing this bug. (Yay!)

     

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