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Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby L-A on Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:14 pm

This is a tricky one to describe. Accented characters that require pressing two keys ( ^ => e => ê) don't work. Pressing the accent key leaves the cursor in the same place, and pressing the letter key afterward doesn't display anything either. Once the combination is over, typing is as usual until it's time to enter another accent.

Right now all I know is that toggling fullscreen mode disables the accent preview that appears before hitting the letter. I have no clue what makes it output nothing after that.

Initially:
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After toggling full-screen (this is then persistent even when changing screen modes):
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After ???? happens, and until the app is closed and restarted:
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I've experienced it in builds 2088-2089 at least, on OS X Snow Leopard.
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby jps on Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:30 am

I can replicate the full screen issue, but at this stage I have no idea what the cause is: the expected NSTextInputClient messages simply don't get sent after the application has entered full screen mode. It's worth noting that the issue doesn't happen on Lion using Lion style full screen.
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby L-A on Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:28 pm

jps wrote:I can replicate the full screen issue, but at this stage I have no idea what the cause is: the expected NSTextInputClient messages simply don't get sent after the application has entered full screen mode. It's worth noting that the issue doesn't happen on Lion using Lion style full screen.


Ah, that makes sense – it must've started happening after one of the pre-Lion compatibility upgrades on Snow Leopard.
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby FGRibreau on Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Up, I got the same issue here (Mac OS 10.6.8 w/ build 2111)
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby fastsnail on Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:18 pm

Up, same problem on Mac OS X 10.7.3 w/ build 2165 with use_simple_full_screen true
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby GMB on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:46 am

Any solution to this issue? I occasionally work with content in languages that require accents and cannot get the in ST as in every other program I work with.

FWIW I'm on Mac.

Can this be achieved with key bindings? I'm going to look into it and report back if I find a solution. In the meanwhile, if anyone knows...
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby fffjacquier on Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:21 am

Hello, I am French and I have to work with accents.
Probably my use of ST for writing plain text is not very appropriate but i plan to use it for all kind of tasks.

I am on Snow leopard, build 2217

Do you plan to solve this? How can i see what's happening under the hood?

It occurs only in fullscreen/distraction free mode, after some time of typing, suddenly the two-keys is not working. Then when back to normal mode, the bug persists.
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby bertilow on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:10 pm

You guys are lucky you can type such characters at all (even once). On Linux all attempts to type anything but basic ASCII fails. All other programs I use accept the keyboard layout I have set up, with various accented characters, dead keys etc., but everytime I've tried Sublime Text, it has failed miserably. I thought it was just the Linux version...
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Re: Two-key accented characters stop working after a while

Postby etno712 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:57 am

I have a similar problem. I use ubuntu 12.04 with bépo keyboard. To obtain "ê", the keys combinaison is "^" (dead key) since "e" but I obtain "^e". All dead keys aren't dead !
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