serious VNC BUG!!!!!

Clemens Resanka clemens "at" bigfoot.com
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 09:45:18 +0000


Hi!

I don't even see a way to produce an e with a circumflex. As soon as I
press the key once, two ^^ appear.

Which keymaps do you recomend? I tried all of
/usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwertz/de* on linux and on Windows "German"
and "German (IBM)".

At Fri, 28 Sep 2001 20:59:51 +0200,
Dietmar.Friesch "at" isisconsulting.de  <Dietmar.Friesch "at" ISISConsulting.de> wrote:
> 
> 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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So far..

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