VNC language changing problem
dovmargulis "at" gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 07:35:02 2006
Thanks for the quick reply.
Your explanation in did clarified the problem.
But alas, I'm still facing a dilemma.
If I use the "Free" vnc I can't change languages.
If I use the Enterprise or Personal, the client side will control the
In the environment I'm using, I need the server side computer to control the
more specifically, it changes layouts automatically by itself.
Is there any solution for that issue ?
If there's no solution for that, is there an option for the server side to
change the keyboard layout for the viewer side ?
On 1/21/06, James Weatherall <jnw "at" realvnc.com> wrote:
> The current VNC Free Edition release does not handle dynamic switching of
> keyboard layout at the server end. Behaviour 1) will be caused by the
> Alt-Shift getting through to the server, causing the keyboard layout to
> change, which VNC Server Free Edition won't detect. Things are further
> complicated by the fact that Alt-Shift will *also* change the viewer's
> keyboard layout.
> The latest VNC Server Enterprise & Personal Editions releases take care of
> language-switching themselves, so that you use Alt-Shift to switch the VNC
> Viewer keyboard layout and, regardless of what the keyboard layout is
> currently set to at the server end, VNC Server will select a keyboard
> capable of producing the desired character before performing the
> Note that you should always change input language on the viewer computer,
> not the server, since the viewer computer is the one that actually has the
> keyboard attached.
> Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com
> > [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Dov Margulis
> > Sent: 21 January 2006 13:04
> > To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> > Subject: VNC language changing problem
> > Hi,
> > I've been using vnc for quite a few years now without too many serious
> > problems.
> > Recently I've Discovered that when I'm trying to change the
> > input language
> > to the remote computer, by using the Alt-Shift combination,
> > one of two thing
> > happen:
> > 1. I can't type ANYTHING !!! at least until I return to
> > English ( using
> > again Alt-Shift ).
> > 2. When I programed the remote computer to issue the
> > Alt-Shift combination
> > itself I saw the language bar icon changing but when i tried to
> > type, the language returned to English.
> > Does anyone know if that's a known BUG ?
> > Does anyone know of a solution to the problem?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Dov.
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