[SDL] My thoughts on keyboard input in SDL 1.3
cwalther at gmx.ch
Fri Jan 25 12:13:58 PST 2008
Bob Pendleton wrote:
> One more issue with what I outlined, does
> SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_KP_1) == SDLK_KP_1
> or does
> SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_KP_1) == the Unicode code point for "1"?
> I like the first one because it gives me it means that
> SDL_GetKeyName() SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_KP_1)) == ""
I like the second one because the first one makes it impossible to have
SDL_GetKeyName(SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_KP_1)) == "" (or "١" or "KP
١" or whatever)
in an Arabic layout (unless we introduce a layout dependency into
SDL_GetKeyName() as well). (And to still achieve the distinguishability
between SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_1) and SDL_GetLayoutKey(SDLK_KP_1) I need
the magic keypad bit.)
However, I don't actually have an Arabic keyboard, so don't take me too
seriously about this. It may be that the keypad keys are labeled with
both Arabic and Latin numerals, so that having SDL_GetKeyName() return
Latin ones wouldn't be completely wrong. All I know is that they do type
Arabic numerals here on Mac OS X.
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