JDK-6253172 : Some key characters on none US keyboard cannot be typed since JDK 1.4
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.awt
  • Affected Version: 5.0,5.0u9,5.0u10,5.0u4,6
  • Priority: P2
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS:
    linux,solaris_10,windows_2000,windows_xp linux,solaris_10,windows_2000,windows_xp
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2005-04-11
  • Updated: 2011-01-25
  • Resolved: 2008-06-11
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Description
Since JDK 1.4.0 it is not possible to type some French characters - ��������������������. These are characters AEIOUaeiou with accents (oriented backwards). It is not possible to type these characters in demo/jfc/Notepad, while it works in any non-java Windows application. To write such character you need to change the keyboard to French (Belgium) with layout Belgium (Comma). For �� press Alt-Gr | and Shift-Q. The | character is the one below backspace key.

I have tested several 1.5.* and 1.4.* JDKs and it doesn't work there. It works ok under JDKs 1.3.1_15-b01 and 1.3.1_05-b02.

For more details see NetBeans issue:
http://www.netbeans.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=57628
###@###.### 2005-04-11 11:42:06 GMT
There is a Linux part in this CR: I even not exactly understand what's wrong; "a grave problem" is not reproducible under X Window, XAWT. 

Under Windows 200 it's reproducible with Swing and pure AWT alike.

Comments
EVALUATION Bug was introduced with a fix to 4623376,4737679,4501485,4740906,4708221 (4173679/4122715) in awt_Component.cpp. We should apply this fix to navigation keys only thus restoring AltGr functionality.
24-04-2008

EVALUATION Under Windows 2000 it's reproducible with Swing and pure AWT alike. On a Linux part a separate bug filed as they seems unrelated.
28-09-2005

EVALUATION On my keyboard '|' is upper register. The low register for this keyboard key is '\'. Let me call this keyboard key - ['|' '\'] Alt-Gr (in my case right Alt) Shift ['|' '\'] + Shift-Q types the expected character Alt-Gr ['|' '\'] + Shift-Q does not type it windows applications type �� in both cases. Reassigning to awt for the investigation.
09-09-2005

WORK AROUND Alt-Gr (in my case right Alt) Shift ['|' '\'] + Shift-Q types the expected character
09-09-2005

EVALUATION Could you run this test case? -- JEP.java (from bugId 5084236) ---------- BEGIN SOURCE ---------- import javax.swing.*; import java.awt.*; import java.awt.event.*; class JEP { public static void main(String args[]) { JEditorPane pane = new JEditorPane(); // pane.enableInputMethods(false); JFrame f = new JFrame(); f.addWindowListener (new WindowAdapter () { public void windowClosing (WindowEvent evt) { System.exit(0); } }); f.getContentPane().add(pane); f.setSize(500, 500); f.setVisible(true); // Key listener that debugs the key events // being sent to the pane pane.addKeyListener( new KeyListener() { public void keyPressed(KeyEvent e) { debugKeyEvent(e); } public void keyReleased(KeyEvent e) { debugKeyEvent(e); } public void keyTyped(KeyEvent e) { debugKeyEvent(e); } } ); pane.addMouseListener( new MouseAdapter() { public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e) { debugMouseEvent(e); } public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e) { debugMouseEvent(e); } public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e) { debugMouseEvent(e); } } ); } private static void debugKeyEvent(KeyEvent e) { System.err.println(e); System.err.println("--------------------------------------------------------------------------------"); } private static void debugMouseEvent(MouseEvent e) { System.err.println(e); // Append BUTTONx modifiers int modifiers = e.getModifiers(); StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer(); if ((modifiers & InputEvent.BUTTON1_MASK) == InputEvent.BUTTON1_MASK) { sb.append("BUTTON1_MASK"); } if ((modifiers & InputEvent.BUTTON2_MASK) == InputEvent.BUTTON2_MASK) { if (sb.length() > 0) { sb.append(" | "); } sb.append("BUTTON2_MASK"); } if ((modifiers & InputEvent.BUTTON3_MASK) == InputEvent.BUTTON3_MASK) { if (sb.length() > 0) { sb.append(" | "); } sb.append("BUTTON3_MASK"); } System.err.println("Button masks: " + sb.toString()); // Append SwingUtilities.isXXXButton() results: System.err.println("SwingUtilities.isLeftMouseButton()=" + SwingUtilities.isLeftMouseButton(e)); System.err.println("SwingUtilities.isMiddleMouseButton()=" + SwingUtilities.isMiddleMouseButton(e)); System.err.println("SwingUtilities.isRightMouseButton()=" + SwingUtilities.isRightMouseButton(e)); System.err.println("--------------------------------------------------------------------------------"); } } ---------- END SOURCE ---------- If the problem is reproducible can I have the debug output?
29-08-2005