Despite a report to the contrary, >1000 seems to work

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/12/24 03:01 -05:00, original URI:

Someone with the handle ano21 sent me via the contact link the following question:


I created a keyboard with a dead key whose character number is >1000. When the keyboard is compiled, the key no longer works as a dead key; when I hit it, the character is typed twice!

Now if I change the character number to anything below 1000 and compile the keyboard again, the dead key works well.

Are you aware of this problem? Is there a fix to it?

Thank you very much.

To be honest, I really can't reproduce the problem in question with any of the code points I tried. Unless of course the point was code points > 0xFFFF, in which case (as I mentioned here and here) the answer is that it can't be done.

But the question suggests that we are talking about U+1001 to U+FFFF, not U+10000 to U+10FFFF. And I am just not seeing that sort of a problem here....

Is someone else?

Or ano21, if you are reading, do you have more specific steps to reproduce the problem?


This post brought to you by  (U+1001, a.k.a. MYANMAR LETTER KHA) and 𐀀 (U+10000, a.k.a. LINEAR B SYLLABLE B008 A)

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