Windows Alt+ key input does not accept hex digits A-F

Bug #1280868 reported by akey on 2014-02-16
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Bug Description

OS and version:
Calibre 1.24 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit

This applies specifically to the Edit Book subsystem, not to other parts of the program.

Entering characters with the ALT+Plus+[number] combination fails when the hexadecimal value contains numbers A-F.

Have necessary Windows registry entry for entering character codes > 0xFF via the ALT+Num mechanism.

Edit book
Open any file in the editor
Key in [ALT]+[Num+]+[2233] . The corresponding character is printed on the screen.
Key in [ALT]+[Num+]+[22EE]. Digits '22' are accepted. The Alt key is treated as an ordinary meta key as soon as a letter key is pressed.

The Library does not have the same issue.


Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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