<AWT Dev> [9] Review Request: JDK-8036757 [macosx] Space menu accelerator not rendered correctly

Mike Swingler swingler at apple.com
Sat Mar 8 02:08:54 UTC 2014

Back in 2009 we made the same fix for Java SE 6. I'm not sure why that change never made it's way to our contribution to OpenJDK, but it's definitely correct to use the ' ' space character. I also suspect that kMenuSpaceGlyph is from Carbon, which is probably why it was commented out in the OpenJDK commit.

Mike Swingler
Apple Inc.

On Mar 6, 2014, at 2:07 AM, Anthony Petrov <anthony.petrov at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hi Petr,
> The fix looks good technically. However, I'm not sure if allowing apps to use the Cmd-Space shortcut is a good idea because by default this key combination is used to either switch between keyboard layouts, or activate the SpotLight. So I think this line has been commented out because of Human Interface Guidelines for OS X. I'm not 100% convinced we should change that.
> Are there other opinions? Mike, what do you think?
> --
> best regards,
> Anthony
> On 3/6/2014 1:00 PM, Petr Pchelko wrote:
>> Hello, AWT Team.
>> Please review a one-liner for:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8036757
>> The fix is available at:
>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~pchelko/9/8036757/webrev/
>> I supple this line was commented out because the code is not compilable with it) We should return a
>> space character, it will be replaced with a proper ‘Space’ string internally by Cocoa. In case the app
>> is bundled the string would even be localized. In non-bundled apps native localization does not work,
>> but we can do nothing about it.
>> With best regards. Petr.

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