VE does not support typing in Kannada
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Description

VE's behaviour is not as expected when I invoke my own IME for entering Kannada text. If I press Enter after typing some text, it creates a blank line above the current line rather than below the line. Some conjuncts also get dissociated and show sthe constituent Unicode character instead of the conjuncts. I am using Windows 8 and Firefox (ver 21). I tried using the built-in IME as well as Baraa IME. in both cases I could not use the VE for typing in Kannada.


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Severity: critical

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Pavanaja created this task.Via LegacyJun 28 2013, 7:06 AM
Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJun 28 2013, 10:02 AM

VE screenshot just before pressing Enter key

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Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJun 28 2013, 10:03 AM

VE screenshot just after pressing Enter key

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Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitJun 28 2013, 10:15 AM

Thanks for taking the time to report this and testing VE!
What are the exact steps to reproduce this?

I tried:

  1. Make sure to be logged in on http://kn.wikipedia.org/
  2. Make sure that on http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%B2%B5%E0%B2%BF%E0%B2%B6%E0%B3%87%E0%B2%B7:Preferences?uselang=en#mw-prefsection-editing > "Beta features > Enable VisualEditor (only in the main and user namespaces)" is enabled.
  3. Go to a random article like http://kn.wikipedia.org/wiki/ಔಷಧೀಯ_ರಸಾಯನಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ?veaction=edit
  4. I can confirm that keyboard cursor in on top of text, but I can type (Firefox 18).
  1. Click the cog next to "ಇತರ ಭಾಷೆಗಳು" (In other languages) and choose "Input settings".
  2. "Input methods for ಕನ್ನಡ" says "Use native keyboard".

So here I have several options.

Could you confirm/correct the above steps, and explain which "built-in IME" you exactly tried?

Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJun 28 2013, 11:07 AM

I treid the built-in IME of Windows 8 as well as a thrid party IME called Baraha.

Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJul 9 2013, 6:56 AM

I am not sure if the VE has been improved. But now I am able to type in Kannada if I use the Windows built-in IME as well as the Indic IME2 developed by Microsoft-India. But the Baraha IME is still giving problems. I am waiting for the ULS to be enabled in VE.

Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJul 9 2013, 7:55 AM

(In reply to comment #5)

I am not sure if the VE has been improved. But now I am able to type in
Kannada
if I use the Windows built-in IME as well as the Indic IME2 developed by
Microsoft-India. But the Baraha IME is still giving problems. I am waiting
for
the ULS to be enabled in VE.

This was somewhat prematured comment. When I thoroughly tested I found some bugs in built-in IME as well as Indian IME2 also. It does render properly initially, but when I press space bar, the display gets spoiled. I will add the screeenshots.

Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJul 9 2013, 8:06 AM

VE Kannada screen shot before pressing spacebar

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Pavanaja added a comment.Via ConduitJul 9 2013, 8:07 AM

VE Kannada screen shot after pressing spacebar

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dchan added a comment.Via ConduitAug 19 2013, 6:29 PM

Hi, thanks for your help.

I think the issue may be resolved by the following patch: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/79451 . Or at least, the problems may be different now. I'm not sure it's working correctly with the "Kannada inscript (m17n)" ibus input method on Ubuntu+firefox, but it would be good for a Kannada reader to verify this!

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitAug 20 2013, 7:41 PM

Change 80080 had a related patch set uploaded by Jforrester:
WIP:Don't emit Surface changes back to the Surface

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/80080

gerritbot added a comment.Via ConduitAug 22 2013, 9:48 AM

Change 80080 merged by jenkins-bot:
Don't emit Surface changes back to the Surface

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/80080

Jdforrester-WMF added a comment.Via ConduitAug 22 2013, 8:12 PM

Given that this is now merged, I'm going to mark this as fixed. However, this is provisional - please re-open if you think that this has not worked!

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