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

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Sun Feb 21 21:29:03 UTC 2010

2010/2/22 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger at uvena.de>

> 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.

Enrico, I think the problem is that the manual says let go ctrl-shift before
typing return, holding ctrl-shift and typing return inserts the Unicode
point without the return but any character, including return, typed after
releasing the ctrl-shift inserts the Unicode point and itself.  I thought
this was a feature :-D


> Regards,
> Enrico
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