[squeak-dev] Pasting unicode (was Re: Pharo:: Re: Cuis update)

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Thu Apr 16 08:58:13 UTC 2009

On 16.04.2009, at 09:24, Andreas Raab wrote:

> Bèrto ëd Sèra wrote:
>> Yes. This thing is *extremely* annoying. You can cut and paste any  
>> string to anything, but you cannot do it in squeak.
> Really? I don't recall seeing a bug report from you. What platform  
> are you on? What problems did you have? You really should report  
> such problems when you have them - how do you expect us to fix  
> problems that we don't know about?

Err, we know quite well about these problems. Typing unicode chars  
don't work because the utf32 charcode is not used by the released  
image. To paste unicode text on the Mac you would need the image  
support for the extendend clipboard plugin. But even if typing or  
pasting works, the fonts only cover the latin-1 range, not full  
unicode. Neither Freetype nor HostFonts nor Pango support is in the  
released image, nor did we standardize on one.

All of these issues have been solved already, but did not make it into  
a release afaik.

- Bert -

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