[SDL] Displaying keys pushed on european keyboards?
alex.barry at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 21:08:28 PDT 2011
char* can still hold unicode characters, since it is just a pointer to
8 byte chunks. UTF-8 characters could be held in 1 char each,
meanwhile UTF-16 in 2 chars each, etc.
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM, Forest Hale <havoc at ghdigital.com> wrote:
> SDL_TextInputEvent provides a UTF-8 sequence of text that was typed by the
> user, which as I understand it may consist of multiple characters (and
> multiple bytes per character), including accent characters that modify the
> previous character.
> This is sometimes called MultiByte text, each character may consist of 1-5
> bytes of data, see the wikipedia page for an explanation:
> When someone speaks of Unicode they are often referring to UTF-16, where
> each character may consist of 1 or 2 unsigned shorts (wchar_t):
> The more or less canonical version of the Unicode system (where anything is
> a single unsigned int) is:
> It is important to remember that text rendering can be rather ambiguous even
> in UTF-32 because of accent modifier sequences on a previous character.
> I don't know a lot about the details of Unicode text rendering, so I'm not
> much help beyond this basic information, my personal preference when
> programming is to use UTF-8, chiefly because it is compatible with regular
> asprintf and friends (in the sense that high characters will pass through
> "safely", one still must be careful with lengths).
> On 07/21/2011 06:33 PM, Patrick Baggett wrote:
>> Unless it is UTF-8 encoded. What is being pointed to by it?
>> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM, VernJensen <vern at actionsoft.com
>> <mailto:vern at actionsoft.com>> wrote:
>> So I wrote code to use the unicode value of the structure, and it turns
>> out it's always 0.
>> The SDL 1.3 code marks for this field in the headers (SDL_Keyboard.h):
>> /**< \deprecated use SDL_TextInputEvent instead */
>> However, SDL_TextInputEvent uses a char * for the input string, which
>> would *not* be unicode either.
>> So I'm guessing there is no way to do this in SDL 1.3?
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