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Old 04-11-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
King V
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Java, Fedora Core 6, AltGr, and key events


All,

I've run into something of a puzzle. I'm trying to capture key events in Java, with the Fedora Core 6 operating system. The system is currently set to a typical U.S. English setup, and I'm trying to change things to German.

Also, I'm using Sun's JRE, both 1.4.2_13 and 1.5.0_11.

A colleage and I were trying to see what could be done about the AltGr key, which doesn't seem to generate events when using Sun's KeyEventDemo program.

However, we've noticed that the desktop GUI (we're using the Gnome layout as the FC6 installer sets it up), has what appears to be two separate options for setting the keyboard.

The first: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard
The second: System -> Administration -> Keyboard

Now at some point, we actually had things set such that the Java KeyEventDemo program would actually capture the keypress and key release of AltGr - but for the life of us, we can't remember what we did or how, and are now unable to duplicate that scenario.

Can anyone offer me any guidance on this? Thanks in advance! Ideally we'd need the same info for UK keyboards as well.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #2
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I think the key (so to speak ) is the first one system->preferences->keyboard

Choose the layout tab and add the layout you use. So if you use the German layout most, set it to default. Also choose the keyboard model.

I am using British English setup on FC6 with a Norwegian Microsoft Internet keyboard. Useful when I send emails around with these strange Scandinavian characters (,,)...

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Well, the keys work in general... but we still don't get any key events for AltGr in KeyEventDemo
 
  


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