Subject: Re: pkg/20824
To: None <,,>
From: Sigmund Skjelnes <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 05/05/2005 14:55:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/20824; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Sigmund Skjelnes <>
Subject: Re: pkg/20824
Date: Thu, 05 May 2005 17:04:45 +0200

 Hi, everybody.
 Myself and the maintainer did make some progress, but we got stuck. I'd 
 just writing a short resyme as all mails has gone between the maintainer 
 and me.
 The problem is that if you try to type any "Scandinavian characters" 
 זרו, in an JTextField in either an java applet or an java application, 
 the characters are not received, nor displayed. Here are a little 
 difference from the original scenario, because the characters then were 
 received, but not displayed correctly. I'd made an application with a 
 keylistener which sent the keycode to standard output, this returned 0 
 for any of the זרו. This were done with java 1.4 on a NetBSD 2.0 platform.
 The זרו are displayed correct when using JTextField.setText("זרו"), save 
 compiled with the -encoding iso-8859-1 option. The cut, copy and paste 
 actions are ok.
 Nowadays, I'd run jdk 1.4 on a Red Hat 9 linux platform, and JTextFields 
 are doing well, no problem with the scandinavian characters.
 To gain a Norwegian keyboard, run xf86cfg as root, klick on the keyboard 
 icon, "onfigure keyboard", select "kayboard layout" and select 
 "Norwegian". Save and quit, restart X. The Norwegian keyboard could be 
 somewhat difficult at first, as all the signs are placed different. I'd 
 had made an picture of it here:
 perhaps it will be a good idea to print it before experimenting with the 
 Norwegian keyboard.
 Maintainer says this may be due to some confoguration problem in the 
 locale, but זרו is handled correctly by other applications. However it 
 might be worth it to check the key bindings for זרו keys.
 That's how far we got, and I'd will be very grateful if somebody could 
 solve this.
 Cincerely, Sigmund