[SDL] Reading text from keyboard

ToyToy toytoy at gmx.ch
Fri Jan 17 11:22:00 PST 2003


Thanks for your tip, I will try to use unicode.


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Betreff: Re: [SDL] Reading text from keyboard


On Friday 17 January 2003 15.20, toytoy at gmx.ch wrote:
> Hi
>
> I'm looking for a comfortable possibility to read text from the 
> keyboard. At the Moment I'm checking for a lot key combinations for 
> special characters, but that's really bad, specially because I got a 
> swiss keyboard... Is there a better way to do this job, I already 
> tried the SDL input events but it seems they also don't give you key 
> combinations (like shift+1, ...).

They sure do, but *all* physical keys are treated as such, regardless 
of keymaps and stuff. Think of the keyboard as a gigantic gamepad. :-)

As to your problem, you're *not* supposed to do this yourself in an 
application, ever. That won't work with different layouts (like 
Dvorak... *heh*), and it hardcodes your application to a specific 
language for no good reason.

Doesn't UNICODE provide the information you need?


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