Name: jk109818 Date: 01/14/2002
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.4.0-beta3"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.0-beta3-b84, mixed
FULL OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION :
Windows Millennium [Version 4.90.3000]
EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
German keyboard layout
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
Entering a character via ALT + a combination of
numpad digits (for example ALT+0227) doesn't
work properly anymore in Merlin-Beta3.
Characters that have an ASCII code which contains
the same digit twice in a row - such as 55, 166
or 223 - cannot be entered. This means that, when
pressed in a JTextComponent, a keystroke like
ALT+0227 has no effect (it should produce an ��).
This bug results in a total of 41 characters not
being typable (within the range of 32 to 255).
Many of these cannot be accessed by any other
key or key combination which makes it a serious
It used to work in 1.3.1.
REGRESSION. Last worked in version 1.3.1
STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
Try to type a keystroke such as ALT+0227
in any standard JTextField or other
JTextComponent (SwingSet can be used).
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
The character corresponding to the
ASCII digit combination is supposed
to be entered into the JTextComponent,
however it doesn't happen.
This bug can be reproduced always.
Release Regression From : 1.3.1
The above release value was the last known release where this
bug was knwon to work. Since then there has been a regression.
(Review ID: 137819)