[#18178] Dead keys do not work to input text

Project:Blender
Component:Code
Category:bug report
Priority:normal
Assigned:Unassigned
Status:active
Project wiki:Blender wiki
Related pages:#555: Bugs in Blender
Description

Hello,

Dead keys do not work. In some languages and depending on the keyboard layout, some accented characters need to be inputed
with the help of dead keys.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_key
The attached blender file has the following content both in a text object and in a text file (this example assumes input
using a French keyboard layout):

=========
Accented letters
without dead keys:
éçàè
with dead keys
¨e^e¨i^i
==========

The last line with dead keys is supposed to be ëêïî.

I am not sure any of the info below is relevant, but just in case it is...

= Blender 2.48 System Information =
=====================================
Blender REV-17181M linux2 dynamic.

Platform: linux2
========

Python:
======
- Version: 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jul 31 2008, 17:44:49)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)]

OpenGL:
======
- Renderer: GeForce 6200/AGP/SSE/3DNOW!
- Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
- Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 169.12

Comments

#1

Date: 2009-04-09 02:06
Sender: Ton Roosendaal

Blender has very bad support for international key sets. It needs
upgrade and fixing in our low level libs, which someone volunteered
for in 2.5.
It's on the todo!

#2

Related pages:+555: Bugs in Blender

wiki.