<AWT Dev> Status of JDK-8016255

DRC drc at virtualgl.org
Mon Sep 16 18:36:47 UTC 2019

OK, thanks for the update.  I submitted two related issues for macOS and
Windows.  Java does not correctly handle dead keys on those platforms,
either, but the symptoms are different.  On Windows, Java produces the
incorrect key symbol for dead keys that are activated via a modifier
(Shift, AltGr.)  On macOS, Java produces the incorrect key symbol for
the key release of a dead key (but the key press is usually correct.)

Is it your assertion that these issues will have to be fixed by the
community as well?

On 9/16/19 1:18 PM, Sergey Bylokhov wrote:
> Hello, DRC.
> It looks like this particular bug is not on the table and nobody working
> on it right now =(
> I encourage the community to participate.
> On 9/9/19 7:55 pm, DRC wrote:
>> This bug:
>> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8016255
>> was opened over six years ago and is still listed as "unresolved."  It
>> unfortunately affects my product.  Any chance of getting a resolution or
>> an update on its status?
>> In a nutshell, "dead keys" (accent modifier keys) on certain
>> international keyboards are not properly handled in Swing on Un*x
>> systems.  Only the key release event from those keys is delivered to
>> applications, without a prior key press event.
>> DRC

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