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[REBOL] Re: /View Keyboard Layout trouble

From: rebol:techscribe at: 5-Sep-2003 8:09

Hi Carlos. you wrote: C>So all KDE apps should behave same way Not necessarily. Generally speaking, and without any knowledge as to how KDE implements support for foreign character sets, it depends on which code these keys are being mapped to. and it furthermore depends on how an application interprets these key codes, i.e. does the application directly process the key codes of the keyboard, or does it use some OS or GUI library function that first translates those codes.using some code table and then reports character values instead of reporting the original key code mappings. If the latter is the case, then there is the additional question of whether the utilized library function interprets character codes as seven bit, eight bit, or sizteen bit codes. Many libraries offer a variety of functions and leave it up to the application to utilize one or the other. The first step would probably be to determine which libraries REBOL ulitizes to collect keyboard input.. These could be the generic linux libraries, or one or the other XWindow libraries. I'm doubtful that REBOL uitilizes KDE specific libraries, since then REBOL would no longer work with the GNOME application framework, for instance. My guess is that REBOL uses the generic linux libraries, in order maintain uniformity between the /Core and /View source code. If that is the case, then we need to see whether or not foreign character support is built into the linux version you are using. Furthermore we need to see whether or not this foreign character - if it exists - support can be utilized by REBOL. How KDE handles foreign character sets does not necessarily tell us anything about the world that REBOL sees. Hope this helps. Elan carlos.lorenz wrote: