<AWT Dev> JDK-8028617 [macosx] possible regression or incomplete solution

A.J. Gardner aaron.j.gardner at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 17:58:13 UTC 2015


This[1] defect is only partially fixed on Mac OS X.

The problems with the proposed solution were brought up
in another ticket[2].

Victor Dyakov asked if the problem was reproducible on
versions 8 and 9. I can confirm. I installed both
jdk1.7.0_80-ea, jdk1.8.0_60-ea, and jdk1.9.0_ea and ran
the code attached to [1].

When running the Frame1 code from [1], the alphabetic keys
in Dvorak (home row, for example) are unambiguously
registered as such. However, Dvorak's symbol keys, like '
(QWERTY Q), / (QWERTY [), or ; (QWERTY Z), are still
partially registering as QWERTY keys.

It seems that
keyEvent.getKeyChar() is correct
String.valueOf((char)keyEvent.getKeyCode()) is NOT correct
KeyEvent.getKeyText(keyEvent.getKeyCode()) is NOT correct
for Dvorak symbols.

If you happen to have IntelliJ IDEA 14 installed (other
versions may work), you can see the problem by opening
the Preferences->Keymap window and clicking the "Find
Actions by Shortcut" button. With Dvorak enabled, searching
for a Shortcut like ^/ is impossible since the registered
shortcut will be ^[, the analogous QWERTY shortcut.

[1] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8028617
[2] https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8066068
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