serious VNC BUG!!!!!

Dietmar.Friesch@isisconsulting.de Dietmar.Friesch "at" ISISConsulting.de
Sat, 29 Sep 2001 10:51:47 +0000


...And this is exactly who it should be - except
for the fact that on a DE keyboard "~" [tilde]
should not be diacritical/non-spacing but straight
ascii which is called by alt_ctrl. On a DE (not
swiss DE) keyboard only accutus "4" gravis "`"
and circumflex "^" are ususally non-spacing/
diacritical to put them on top of e.g. "E/e" and
"A/a". To get one single non-spacing character
you would strike SPACE after that character
exactly as described below. The same applies
to non-spacing characters on French/swiss German
(e.g. cedilla), Latin, Polish etc keyboards.
This is because the keyboard chip/locales
do not allow for all character to be displayed
below or on top of a non-spacer such as "^".
^p doesn't work but j/J and b/B.
Dietmar

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[mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Ceri Hankey
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2001 2:10 AM
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Subject: Re: serious VNC BUG!!!!!


Ihave noticed this in SOME Windows applications as well as in Linux. I have
found that the answer seems to be to type a SPACE after the first
diacritical character if that is all you want to see

eg (And I have just found that Outlook Express does just THAT!!!!)
if  you want to type 1234567~.DOS then enter '1234567~[SPACE].DOS'.

Regards,

Ceri Hankey
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From: "Dietmar.Friesch "at" isisconsulting.de"
<Dietmar.Friesch "at" ISISConsulting.de>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 8:59 PM
Subject: RE: serious VNC BUG!!!!!


> Sorry, but this is not reproduceable in my environs.
> Diacritical characters generally do not appear on the first
> keyclick but double on a second keyclick. This is normal because
> diacritical characters wait for the (next) character they should
> appear above, below or whatever. Hence, if there's no character
> such as an "e" which can carry a circumflex the two characters
> will be put out in sequence thus the first keyclick on circumflex
> displays nothing an the second will display evoke "^^".
> Upon this post I've tested this in windows to windows and windows
> to linux and have not observed the "BUG" phenomenon, rather
> regular behaviour as described above. One reason for this to
> occur one could reason is incompatible keyboard mapping on
> the Linux and Windows side
> Dietmar
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com]On Behalf Of Clemens Resanka
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 8:14 PM
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: serious VNC BUG!!!!!
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Meanwhile I've tried it on several machines and the problem seems to
> appear everywhere. So imho this definetly is a bug in VNC. TightVNC
> has the same problem.
>
> You should be able to reproduce the problem easily:
> - In Win2000 Control Panel/Keyboard/InputLocales select the keyboard
> layout German or German(IBM)
>
> - Under Linux (only tried 2.4.x kernels, several distributions) start
> a vncserver
>
> - Under Windows start a vnc viewer and connect to the linux box.
>
> - In VNC press the key left to the 1 key, right above the tab key on
> your keyboard. On the german keyboard, this is where the cirumflex
> letter is.
>
> Instead of one circumflex character, two of these ^^ appear.
> In any other windows-application this does not appear so in my eyes,
> this has to be a bug in VNC.
>
>
> So far..
>
>  - Clemens -
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