X12 [wasRe: Zoom Support]

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Thu Dec 18 05:51:52 PST 2008


I hope that when XI and XKB are reworked a "language" property will be
added to the protocol.

Right now many apps try to infer the language being written from the
xkb layout in use (for on the fly spellchecking, activation of the
correct locl font features, etc) and since the same layout can be used
to write different languages the heuristic breaks badly.

MS got it write when they made layout and language two different
properties apps could query.

Nicolas Mailhot

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