<AWT Dev> [12] RFR JDK-8191178:[macos] Problem with input of yen symbol

Dmitry Markov dmitry.markov at oracle.com
Mon Sep 17 15:52:59 UTC 2018

Hi Prasanta,

I think it would be wise to generate InputMethodEvent for ‘Fullwidth currency symbols’, as well.


> On 17 Sep 2018, at 10:02, Prasanta Sadhukhan <prasanta.sadhukhan at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Please review a fix for an issue where
> when "yen" symbol is entered from a keyboard using Romaji keyboard layout using "backslash" character, it was showing a "backslash" character 
> rather than "yen" symbol.
> This is a regression of JDK-8068283 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8068283> where the check to control JNI invocation of "sun.lwawt.macosx.CInputMethod.insertText(String)" is changed from 
> "if ([self hasMarkedText] || !fProcessingKeystroke || (utf8Length > 1))
> to 
> if ([self hasMarkedText] || !fProcessingKeystroke || (utf16Length > 2))
> Now, in this case for "yen" symbol, the utf16Length is 2 so InputMethodEvent is not generated, rather a KeyEvent is generated for "\" character.
> This check was again modified for JDK-8132503 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8132503> where the check for unichar belongs to certain unicode block is introduced
> (utf8Length > 1) && [self isCodePointInUnicodeBlockNeedingIMEvent:[useString characterAtIndex:0]]
> Now, there although utf8Length is 2 the check for codepoint is complex or not does not take into account "unicode" currency symbols. 
> It only takes into account CJK symbols and punctuations and "Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms' Unicode block.
> Proposed fix also add "currency" symbol unicode [[https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/category/Sc/list.htm <https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/category/Sc/list.htm>]
> in the mix so that we can have InputmethodEvent generated for currency symbols.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8191178 <https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8191178>
> webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psadhukhan/8191178/webrev.0/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~psadhukhan/8191178/webrev.0/>
> Regards
> Prasanta

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