Unicode textFields in Linux & vanishing text

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 14:29:59 CDT 2011


On 06/03/2011 10:24 PM, Slava Paperno wrote:
> I got an error message when I used your script verbatim, but when I removed
> the outer parentheses, I could see the two letters in the field, no problem.
> LC 4.6.1, Windows 7 64-bit.
>
> I don't know if they are the correct two letters, but you can check my
> screen shot at http://russian.cornell.edu/TwoChars.png
>

спасибо болшои!

Yes, those 2 Devanagari chars are the ones I used in my example; but 
that is beside the point:

The chars are invisible regardless of which Unicode chars they are, AND 
this phenomenon happens,
as I mentioned, specifically on Linux, NOT on Windows or Mac.

> Slava
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-livecode-
>> bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Richmond Mathewson
>> Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 2:40 PM
>> To: How to use LiveCode
>> Subject: Unicode textFields in Linux&  vanishing text
>>
>> I have found that if I set up a textFld called, say "txtfld" and do
>> this:
>>
>> set the useUnicode to true
>> set the unicodetext of fld "txtfld" to (numToChar(2340)&
>> numToChar(2341))
>>
>> the required chars are entered but cannot be seen;
>>
>> if I then do a RETURN key press at the start of the string followed by
>> a
>> forward DELETE
>> the text becomes visible . . .
>>
>> HOWEVER, that is not much good in an application that demands that the
>> unicodeText be instantly
>> visible.
>>
>> -----------------------
>>
>> This is on Linux ONLY ( 4.00 and 4.5-dp-4)
>>
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