[Rd] AltGr not working in R GUI Script Editor (PR#9430)

murdoch at stats.uwo.ca murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sat Dec 23 19:05:28 CET 2006

On 12/23/2006 1:00 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 12/23/2006 6:07 AM, zoran.bosnic at fri.uni-lj.si wrote:
>> Full_Name: Zoran Bosnic
>> Version: 2.4.0
>> OS: Windows XP SP2
>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>> This is a problem that occurs in R GUI Script Editor and is connected to Windows
>> regional settings.
>> Since I live in Slovenia, my computer has a keyboard with additional slovenian
>> international characters. I am therefore using Windows XP SP2 with Input
>> Language (=Keyboard Locale, Control Panel/Regional and Language
>> Options/Languages/Details/Input language) set to Slovenian.
>> On slovenian keyboards characters as [, ], {, } are produced by pressing key
>> combinations AltGr+F, AltGr+G, AltGr+B and AltGr+N, respectively. These
>> combinations generally work in all Windows programs and also in R Console.
>> However, R Script editor produces behaves wrongly and causes:
>> AltGr+F to open Find dialog box,
>> AltGr+N to open new Script window.
> I see in comments in the source (in 
> https://svn.r-project.org/trunk/src/gnuwin32/graphapp/events.c, around 

Typo in URL:  should be


> line 930) that this is a known bug, but I don't know how to fix it.  I'm 
> working on an American keyboard, that doesn't have an AltGr key, so it's 
> hard to test anything.
> One solution would be to add an option to disable handling of shortcut 
> keys in menus.  There's probably a better solution, but without being 
> able to test it, I don't think I could find it.
> Are you familiar enough with Windows internals to work on this and 
> submit a patch, or do you know someone who is?
> Duncan Murdoch
>> Consequentially, it is not possible to type ] and } brackets using slovenian
>> input settings in script editor. Meanwhile, AltGr+G and AltGr+B work fine.
>> ______________________________________________
>> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
> ______________________________________________
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel

More information about the R-devel mailing list