French keyboard layout with Euro symbol
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Wed Oct 29 06:42:43 CST 2003
Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
>"Sylvain Petreolle" <spetreolle at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>>At least, the detection mismatches should be fixed/explained IMHO.
>I think that this topic was explained many times already.
>Anyway, here is yet another attempt.
>1. Keyboard detection code was introduced in order to make
>some picky DOS games (expecting key presses to have fixed
>scan codes) work with different X keyboard layouts. Since
>win32 apps do not depend on it that's not a problem at all
>2. Another problem was that each keyboard layout in x11drv had
>its own code page for X event to unicode translations. That's
>now solved as well by introducing CP_UNIXCP support. Once
>the underlying system has a correctly configured locale,
>keyboard input in Wine (as well as a general locale support)
>should work just fine.
>3. Another (existing) problem is that each keyboard layout still
>has a virtual keyboard map attached to it. It's unavoidable and
>needed for correct support for QWERTY/AZERTY/etc. keyboard layouts,
>when some applications really depend on it.
>4. And the last problem I'm aware of is that we need to revamp
>the keyboard detection code to fill the real keyboard map first,
>and only then create keyc2vkey array depending on the real mapping,
>not a hardcoded one. That's a minor problem, which I discovered
>recently while debugging one of my supported apps.
5. In the future, windows keyboard language APIs will need to be
handled. For those to work, we must be aware of which is the current
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