using a special keyboard in livecode fields (in Windows 7)

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Mon Mar 19 18:40:59 EDT 2012

Hi Rand,

When I choose a Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Hebrew keyboard on Windows, I can type in the respective language. This works in LiveCode up to and including 5.0.2. However, I need to click in a field first and set the keyboard afterwards.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
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On 19 mrt 2012, at 23:08, rand valentine wrote:

> Hi, guys. Here’s another Unicode-related question. How can I use a Unicode keyboard to type in a Livecode field? I’m working with an American Indian language (called Hocąk), and I need to be able to type characters such as š, ǧ and ąą. I can put them into a field with Unicode commands, but when I try and type in a field using the special keyboard (a system-level thing), the keyboard seems to be ignored. Is there some trick to this? Thanks so much.
> rand valentine
> university of wisconsin-madison

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