I am using MoinMoin mainly as a platfom for a wiki dedicated to a quite unusual programming language, APL. It's unusual in many respects, one of them is that it's not using keywords but special symbols, most of them derived from Greek and Math.
For decades that caused all sorts of problems. Now, with Unicode, it should be just fine after installing an appropriate font. That's the theory. In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.
For entering APL characters one needs to switch the keyboard layout since APL characters are not to be found on a standard keyboard. Under Windows, my main platform, thanks to IME ,(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_method_editor), if one is installed, that shouldn't be a problem: In my case with the APL layout, pressing Ctrl+Y produces ↑ (upper arrow). That works perfectly in MoinMoin's text editor. It doesn't in the GUI editor (=FCKedit), so: FCKedit catches some of them, for example Ctrl+Z (performs Undo instead of producing a symbol), Ctrl+B (Bold) and many others.
Now that should not happen. Any Windows software is, according to Microsofts idea, supposed to look at the current keyboard layout and to avoid catching any Ctrl+whatsoever keys in case they are used by the currently active keyboard layout. Even MS Office has learned to do this recently.
Of course this could very well be a Browser problem, but this is unlikely. I am using GoogleMail for my emails, and there everything works just perfect.
However, Ctrl+C DOES produce an APL char instead of performing a copy operation, meaning that the behaviour is not consistent.
Advice is very welcome.
Keyboard Layout Problem (IME)
Re: Keyboard Layout Problem (IME)