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Bug 217065 - scim-sinhala should avoid backspace for double vowels
scim-sinhala should avoid backspace for double vowels
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: scim-sinhala (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Pravin Satpute
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Reported: 2006-11-23 11:12 EST by Caolan McNamara
Modified: 2008-02-12 00:15 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-12 00:15:48 EST
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Description Caolan McNamara 2006-11-23 11:12:42 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061027 Firefox/2.0

Description of problem:
Because in scim-sinhala "oo" produces ඔ backspace ඕ this can only do the right thing if the backspace key in an application like will always treat backspace as "delete previous character", so backspace cannot be rebound to do something else

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Steps to Reproduce:
In tools->customize->keyboard locate backspace and rebind it to do something else, e.g. launch about help.

Active scim-sinhala type oo

Actual Results:
ඔ "about" pops up ඕ

Expected Results:
not that :-)

Additional info:
Due to 217047 I've locked backspace to always generate the backspace event so this won't be visible in >= 2.0.4-5.4.8 at which point the problem will be that a user won't be allowed to rebind backspace.

Can't the sinhala IM act like e.g. the hangul one and give a little pre-edit area when the first o is pressed and just not commit that letter until the next keyboard event arrives and decide then to commit ඔ or ඕ ?
Comment 1 Pravin Satpute 2007-12-17 02:03:35 EST
Resolved the issue in version scim-sinhala-0.2.0-4.fc9
Implemented preedit successfully
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2007-12-20 02:12:52 EST
Thanks, Pravin.

It would be nice to improve the patch to use preedit only when
necessary, ie just for all the characters that need modification.
Comment 3 Pravin Satpute 2008-01-10 02:22:06 EST
I have done changes as per suggested by jens P., updates are available in rpm
version scim-sinhala-0.2.0-5.fc9
Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2008-02-12 00:15:48 EST

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