[Geany-devel] Doc errata?: Inserting Unicode characters.

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Feb 21 14:37:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 22:36:29 -0800, Tony wrote:

>One of the modifications in the Doc patch about Tools->Reload
>Configuration is in the *Inserting Unicode characters* section.   Here
>is the modified excerpt:
>With GTK 2.10 and above, you can insert Unicode code points by hitting
>> Ctrl-Shift-u, then still holding Ctrl-Shift, type some hex digits
>> representing
>> the code point for the character you want, then let go of Ctrl-Shift
>> and hit Enter or Return.
>> For this to work in Geany, you'll need to first unbind Ctrl-Shift-u
>> in the `keybinding preferences`_, then select *Tools->Reload
>> Configuration*
>> or restart Geany. Note that it works slightly differently from other
>> GTK applications, in that you'll need to continue to hold down the
>> Ctrl and Shift
>> keys while typing the code point hex digits.
>I tried this when checking for Reload Configuration effects.  I noted
>that currently (revision 4675) Ctrl-Shift-u is not bound in the
>*keybinding preferences*, and that using Enter or Return to end the
>Unicode specifier actually entered a carriage return in the text.
>Intuitively, a space after the code should be enough to end the
>specifier, and indeed it does.  I'm not sure whether this is a bug in
>the code, or a needed document modification. I didn't go looking for
>the point in revision history where the behavior changed.

Weird, never noticed that finishing the input with Space works as well.
Anyway, the note about unbinding Ctrl-Shift-u in the preferences was
added because in older versions we accidently used Ctrl-Shift-u as
default for another keybinding. Maybe the note could be changed to
reflect that.
However, I don't get it to insert a line break even when using
Enter/Return to finish the Unicode input.


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