[sword-devel] Xiphos : copy'n'paste to facebook produces Chinese !

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Sat Jun 19 23:44:04 MST 2010

David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> writes:
> This would suggest that the root cause lies either with the Windows
> clipboard itself, or in Xiphos.
> It proves that it is not uniique to facebook, where I first
> encountered the problem.
> There have been persistent reports that something is amiss with the Windows
> clipboard for quite some time.

It is not in Xiphos, considering that Xiphos is not part of the chain of
action in question.

If there is a flaw in Windows' clipboard, I do not know that there is
anything we can do to address it.

The style of copy you're using (ctrl-c) is not part of Xiphos' code at
all (i.e. it is not part of how Xiphos interprets the keyboard), rather
being innate to Windows' keyboard model -- there is literally nothing we
can do that can affect how this is done.  Xiphos has merely put text in
a pane.  The manner by which Windows enables sweeping a text region and
then copying that region via ctrl-c is simply not up to us.

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