JDK-6353098 : No "~" from a Swedish keyboard running R2.1.0 under JGR 1.2
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.awt
  • Affected Version: 5.0
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Duplicate
  • OS: windows_2000
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2005-11-18
  • Updated: 2011-01-19
  • Resolved: 2008-06-24
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Description
FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.5.0_05"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_05-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_05-b05, mixed mode)

ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Swedish keyboard

A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
This occurs with both 1.4.2 and 1.5.0.

It is not possible to write the tilde (~) sign from my Swedish keyboard.  Note that �� and ^ works, but ~ from the same key (also needing space to display) 
does not work.  I need to create it somewhere else and glue it in to get it.

The ~ sign is crucial for running the statistical system R2.1.0, as it is used in the formula coding as a sign for "as described by" or something like that.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE :
Run the a "Simple NotePad" JNLP demo at http://java.sun.com/products/javawebstart/apps/notepad.jnlp

Try to write the tilde (~) sign from a Swedish keyboard.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR :
A tilde (~) appears in the NotePad.

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
No tilde (~) appears in the NotePad.

REPRODUCIBILITY :
This bug can be reproduced always.

Comments
EVALUATION Positively a duplicate since it is fixed with 6253172.
24-06-2008

EVALUATION It looks like a duplicate of 6253172. I'll not close it as such though, not yet. Perhaps it will never be fixed for Windows 98; for later releases of MS Windows plan to fix in Dolphin.
28-12-2005

EVALUATION If you want to reproduce on english keyboard with swedish layout the "~" is written by holding left Alt and typing key with "]/}" marks, then space. Try in simple windows notepad. The same key combination does not work in Java Notepad. Until solved, please use workaround, it's simple.
22-11-2005

WORK AROUND Hold down the left Alt key and on the numeric keyboard type the sequence of digits 0126, then release the Alt key. The "~" character will appear on the cursor position.
22-11-2005