X12 [wasRe: Zoom Support]

Olivier Galibert galibert at pobox.com
Thu Dec 18 08:29:40 PST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 02:51:52PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> 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.

In which way the language is an server-level issue?  The keyboard
layout, definitively, but the language?

Having a "default language" as a desktop-level property, sure, but
protocol level does not make much sense.


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