can't paste high-bit characters from font tool

Bug #785362 reported by Jim Cline on 2011-05-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grace (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: grace

Font tool from the Window menu is supposed to help one find the syntax for special characters. For example, it reports that
\f{Symbol}£ is the way to input the "less than or equal" sign from the symbol font. However when I try to copy and paste this
into a text box, only the low-bit characters \f{Symbol} get pasted. The high-bit one does not. I have to paste it into a terminal
window, say, recopy it, and paste again in grace. Maybe it's a motif or lesstif problem, but I have only noticed it in grace so far.

Jim Cline (jcline-physics) wrote :

In fact, sometimes I can't even paste into grace using the method described above. For example it
converts ò into ò which appears as junk in the graph.

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

I experience this too, using grace_5.1.22-9ubuntu1. Just to note, I copied the text via a middle-click.

Changed in grace (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Jim Cline (jcline-physics) wrote :

The only work-around I've found is to edit the grace file in a text editor to insert the desired special characters.

Jim Cline (jcline-physics) wrote :

I just rebuilt the latest stable grace from the source (grace-5.1.22) and I get the same error.

Jim Cline (jcline-physics) wrote :

It's definitely a grace bug, since I compiled grace-5.1.0 and the bug is not there.

yesint (yesint4) wrote :

It's not a bug but a fundamental limitation of used T1 font libs, I guess. You can't enter Cyrillic symbols as well since it dosn't support Unicode at all.

Jim Cline (jcline-physics) wrote :

It's a bug, since it used to work, e.g. when I used Debian instead of Ubuntu.

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