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Can't type Hebrew using a Unicode keyboard in web forms




Layout: Text
16 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Shoshannah Forbes, Assigned: Frank Tang)



Mac OS X

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16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:0.9.7+)
BuildID:    20022011603

I have a Hebrew (unicode) Keyboard installed. However, when I attempt to switch
to it in order to write in web forms, it is unavalible

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to any Hebrew form
2. Try to switch to the Hebrew keyboard

Actual Results:  it is unavalible

Expected Results:  it should be avalible

the Hebrew keyboard I use is defined in the system actaully as "unicode". You
can get a copy here:

Comment 1

16 years ago
Created attachment 65253 [details]
A screen shot of the bug
This isn't exactly a dupe of bug 119860, but my remarks in
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119860#c2 apply here also.

Mac specific Bidi -> ftang
Assignee: mkaply → ftang

Comment 3

16 years ago
this is related to TSM 1.5. somehow the TSM 1.5 unicode keyboard work I put in
are disabled recently. cc brade@netscape.com and saari@netscape.com
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 4

16 years ago
Did this ever work on OSX?
I'm wondering if we need to fix this:
or something similar
Keywords: pp


16 years ago
Summary: Can't type hebrew in web forms → Can't type hebrew using a unicode keyboard in web forms

Comment 5

16 years ago
With current builds, this sometimes works and sometime not. Not sure about why each.

Comment 6

16 years ago
*** Bug 154626 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7

16 years ago
did some more investigation: it seems that I am only able to switch to a unicode
keyboard when there are no tabs open. The moment I have more then one tab, the
unicode keyboard becoms unavalibe. Since I use tabbed browsing a lot, this is a
real pain...

Comment 8

16 years ago
Shoshannah, are you able to use other Unicode keyboard layouts such as Extended
Roman? I noted in my bug 115887 that when Unicode keyboard layouts become
unavailable, putting Mozilla in the background, then bringing it back to the
foreground seems to make them available again.
Summary: Can't type hebrew using a unicode keyboard in web forms → Can't type Hebrew using a Unicode keyboard in web forms

Comment 9

16 years ago
Mac OS 10.2 now come with Hebrew support "out of the box"- but Hebrew uses a
unicode keyboard (indenticl to my hakced one), so this is getiing more major.

Comment 10

16 years ago
Shoshannah, any response to my comment #8?

Comment 11

16 years ago
Frank, in regards to your comment 3, should your old bug 23363 be reopened?

Comment 12

16 years ago
this should work. 
do you still have the problem ?
we know flash have some problem with ime or keyevent. make sure you do not have
a flash display when you test it (flash not needed in the same page, as long as
it is initial but not shutdown, it has problem right now.)

Comment 13

16 years ago
mark this bug as invalid to force retest. please reopen if you can reproduce
this bug . I cannot
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID


10 years ago
Component: Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic → Layout: Text
QA Contact: zach → layout.fonts-and-text
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