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Re: xvkbd - virtual keyboard
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: xvkbd - virtual keyboard
- From: Mohammed Yousif <mhdyousif at gmx dot net>
- Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 15:32:35 +0200
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On Thursday 11 December 2003 15:06, Munzir Taha wrote:
> On Thursday 11 December 2003 14:57, Mohammed Yousif wrote:
> > There is no shaping, the program is only required to display separated
> > arabic characters. (Do you see any shaping on a real keyboard? ;-)
> i.e. shaping will be done by the application itself, right?
no, it will not be done at all.
a typical virtual keyboard does the followings:
- Draw the separated characters on its window using a specified font.
- Process 'ButtonPress' events and catch them when the mouse is
pointing to a (previously drawn) characters glyph.
- Get the glyph code (previously stored) and Release a 'KeyPress' event that
corresponds to the character followed by a 'KeyRelease' when it recieves
a 'ButtonRelease' event.
As you see, shaping is not needed at all and a virtual keyboard can work
without even drawing the glyphs on its window given that you know their
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