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

Manfred Bergmann manfred.bergmann at me.com
Wed Jun 30 12:07:49 MST 2010

Am 30.06.2010 um 19:57 schrieb Matthew Talbert:

>> Karl, Xiphos's special copy setup is just that, special. Either way, no need to go berserk about it. Even if another system is to blame it is still a good idea to prove it to be such instead of "shooting the messenger" as it were.
>> -Wes
> This has been explained before in this thread, but the way copy/paste
> works is that ^C merely signifies to the clipboard that there is data
> available. It does not actually "copy" the data. When you hit ^V,
> *then* the receiving application gets a pointer to the data, and
> interprets it however it likes (though there are hints to tell it what
> sort of data it is). So, no data is transferred until the receiving
> application does it. The receiving application bears the
> responsibility of interpreting the data correctly, except that the
> original app is supposed to mark what kind of data it is. That is
> obviously working, as the data gets interpreted correctly by Word,
> Chrome, even Internet Explorer correctly, just not Firefox (when
> pasting into Facebook).

Is it GTK that handles this copy/paste process?
In Cocoa it is possible to also copy the data to the clipboard. Of course this only makes sense for smaller amounts of data.


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