Chinese characters can not be typed in Text tool.

Bug #776328 reported by bruce on 2011-05-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Pinta
Medium
Olivier Dufour

Bug Description

chinese input method can not be switched on.

bruce (bruce-oy) wrote :
grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

Can you please write what is your Pinta version and operating system version? There was a lot of problem with text in previous versions. If you don't have the latest Pinta 1.0 version, please check the http://www.pinta-project.com/download.ashx web site.

os: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
pinta version: 0.8

there is a similar problem in the pinta 1.0 in windows xp. the chinese
pinyin input method can be switched on , but the characters can not be
recognized.

2011/5/3 grofaty <email address hidden>

> Can you please write what is your Pinta version and operating system
> version? There was a lot of problem with text in previous versions. If
> you don't have the latest Pinta 1.0 version, please check the http://www
> .pinta-project.com/download.ashx web site.
>
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> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/776328
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> Title:
> chinese characters can not be typed in in the pinta text tool.
>
> Status in Pinta:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> chinese input method can not be switched on.
>
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Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) on 2012-04-29
tags: added: text-tool
Changed in pinta:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Dufour (olivier-duff)
grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

Just a note, I see very similar problem in "ideas page" for support of Greek characters - also displaying a, b, c instead of alfa, beta..., see more: http://pinta.uservoice.com/forums/105955-general/suggestions/2460024-add-support-to-work-with-greek-characters

Also I have tried to write German umlauts with my keyboard, but instead of ä,ü and ö letters a, u and o are typed-in. Most probably all of this problems are related. Beside Chinese characters, Greek, German and others characters should be tested.

summary: - chinese characters can not be typed in in the pinta text tool.
+ Chinese characters can not be typed in Text tool.
grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

I also tested all special characters that can be typed in using <AltGr>+some_key and most of combinations are not working, so no character displayed or just English letter instead.

P.S. <AltGr> on my keyboard is probably right <Alt> on English keyboard.

Changed in pinta:
status: New → In Progress
Olivier Dufour (olivier-duff) wrote :

Hi, strange because altgr +E = € and it work for me.
^⁺u = û
altgr + $ = ø
work too

have you got some example that I can use on my test ?

I have sent a new commit which hopefully will make it working...
can you test it?

grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

Oliver, I have looked at Github, but there is no update in Pinta master branch. Is your code already merged into master branch?

I made bellow test on Pinta latest development on Ubuntu 12.04.
What I see using <AltGr>+some_key is that two buttons combinations works fine, so:
<AltGr>+e = €
<AltGr>+v= @
<AltGr>+w = |
etc.

But three key combinations are not working. In order to type in German umlauts in my keyboard I need to type:
<AltGr>+¨+a = ä
This tree key combination is typed in in the following way: press and hold <AltGr> and press ¨ key (at this moment no character is displayed in screen), then <AltGr> key can be released and press key a - after pressing a character ä is displayed.

This three key combination I can perfectly normally type in into following program: Gedit, Terminal, Firefox and LibreOffice Write and in all of this applications character ä can be typed in. The only application I am unable to type in is Pinta.

P.S. I have also made above test on Pinta v1.3 on Windows XP and there is the same problem as on Ubuntu. I have also tried to copy character from other application like LibreOffice Write and character is correctly pasted in Pinta. So the only problem I see now is characters can't be directly typed into Pinta using Text tool.

Olivier Dufour (olivier-duff) wrote :

No it is not in master.
It is on my github
https://github.com/dufoli/Pinta/tree/texttool
or in pull request:
https://github.com/PintaProject/Pinta/pull/23

Cameron White (cameronwhite91) wrote :

That pull request was merged in, so I think we can mark this as Fix Committed.

Changed in pinta:
milestone: none → 1.4
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Medium
grofaty (grofaty) on 2012-09-27
Changed in pinta:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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