LC subscription and special characters

Paul Dupuis paul at
Tue May 10 17:53:51 EDT 2022

I thought I recalled a bug in the LC engine where using the keyboard 
method of typing the character code, press ALT, and then press X. For 
example, to type a dollar symbol ($), type 0024, press ALT, and then 
press X, didn't work in Livecode. However, I just tried searching the 
Livecode Quality Center for a bug number and couldn't find it so perhaps 
I am mis-remembering.

On 5/10/2022 2:33 PM, jbv via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi list,
> I have been asked by a client to make some upgrades to a standalone 
> app that I built with LC 6.5 about 12 years ago.
> The app is a front end for managing a remote DB on a server. The DB 
> content is roughly 90% in french, and the rest in english and german. 
> It has about 160000 entries and counting.
> I am about to buy a LC standard plan for both Mac and Win, since the 
> app is been used on both platforms, and will also be in the future.
> But before I proceed, I'd like to make sure that it will help solving 
> a minor problem that users have met lately.
> Last year a re-compiled the app, without changing anything, with a LC 
> 8.2 Community version.
> It keeps running fine on both Win & Mac, except that on Windows, some 
> special characters in french (like Ê or Æ or Œ) have become impossible 
> to type with regular keys combinations (or any other mean), when it 
> was possible before with the LC 6.5 version.
> Furthermore, a few new users will be added to the crew, who will work 
> with qwerty keyboards, when the rest of the staff will continue to 
> work with azerty keyboards.
> So finally my question : it seems that the standard plan is the best 
> option because it will give me access to the latest LC versions, but 
> what about these special characters issue ? Is it only related to LC 
> 8.2, or will it also occur with the latest versions ?
> Thanks in advance.
> jbv
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