[SDL] sdl 1.2 - incorrect scancode reported on osx
Ryan C. Gordon
icculus at icculus.org
Tue Jul 5 02:52:05 PDT 2011
> This happens with the italian keyboard, while the code works well with
> the english layout: is this a known problem? is there a way to fix it?
It looks like the Mac 1.2 code decides the keysym from the scancode, and
tries to let the OS override this:
If that piece of code is completely failing for some reason, you'd get
the behaviour you're experiencing, as scancodes map to physical keys (so
whatever letter happens to be written on a specific key, you'll get the
same value in any country).
I've never heard a complaint about this happening before, but that
doesn't mean anything.
If you care that the key is SDLK_w, that'll be a problem, but if you
wanted to know if the user typed a "w" while entering text, call
SDL_EnableUNICODE(1) near the start of your program and use
event.key.keysym.unicode in the SDL_KEYDOWN event...on the Mac, this
gets the "w" character from Cocoa directly, and should still work correctly.
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