<AWT Dev> <AWT dev> Review request for 8139189: VK_OEM_102 dead key detected as VK_UNDEFINED
semyon.sadetsky at oracle.com
Tue May 17 09:23:19 UTC 2016
Please review fix for JDK9:
The Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout uses compose-like key that allow
type glyphed letters like diacritic or caron.
This functionality does not work in JDK since the
https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-4053800 fix which changed key
to java character mapping procedure to use ToAscii() call wiche later
was replaced by ToUnicodeEx() call. Both ToAscii() and ToUnicodeEx()
unrecoverably change the window state related to the keyboard during key
converting, so all dedicated dead keys stop to work. That is the root
cause of the issue.
Since those converting calls are required obtain UTF character for the
JDK KEY_PRESSED event at the moment of WM_KEYDOWN before, it is
impossible to get the UTF character for the dead key combination without
breaking it, because the resulting symbol will only be ready after the
WM_CHAR event designating that combination is over.
As a work-around the proposed fix does not call ToUnicodeEx() after dead
key combination is started and uses the MapVirtualKey() call return as
the value to send with java's KEY_PRESSED/KEY_RELEASED events.
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