[Users] [Bug 3232] New: Non-ASCII character entry in the search box misbehaves

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Fri Jul 25 19:05:31 CEST 2014


            Bug ID: 3232
           Summary: Non-ASCII character entry in the search box misbehaves
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: Claws Mail
           Version: 3.9.3
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: UI/Message List
          Assignee: users at lists.claws-mail.org
          Reporter: nobrowser at gmail.com

My preferred method of entering characters outside of the ASCII range
(mostly European diacritics) is with the Compose key.  My Compose key is
the Pause key; this is configured by the following line in
/etc/default/keyboard on a Debian system:


So, to enter "í" for example, I type (and release) Pause, then the "'"
key, and finally the "i" key.  This works everywhere - in old style X
programs like rxvt, in Gtk programs like Geeqie, in Emacs, in Firefox.

But not in Claws, at least not in the message search input box I get by
typing "/" when I'm browsing the message list.  Entering "í" as above
works, but not "á".  When I try to follow the procedure for entering
"á", I get a plain "a" instead, and to erase the "a" I need to hit
Backspace twice.

I suspect this has something to do with the extra keybindings that must
be in effect when the search box is focused, such as Escape for hiding
the search box.

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