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bug #50542: Can't type backslash on JIS Keyboard

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 14 Mar 2017 08:44:55 AM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  None
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  P. Spaelti Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  3.8.0
Operating System:  Mac OS

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Fri 27 Apr 2018 05:21:01 PM UTC, comment #2:

No further information from reporter, closing as invalid.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 15 Mar 2017 10:19:30 PM UTC, comment #1:


Thanks for your report. Octave 3.8.0 is a fairly old version of Octave and keyboard inputs were known to be problematic on mac for non english keyboards. Could you test with Octave 4.2? There is no available dmg, but I think most package managers like fink, macports, hombrew have an up to date package.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Tue 14 Mar 2017 08:44:55 AM UTC, original submission:

I just downloaded and installed Octave for the first time on a mac.
I have a Japanese keyboard with a "¥" to the left of the delete. This key does not work properly in the command window of the GUI.

If pressed it moves the insertion to the beginning of the command line. From there I can not move back to the end of the command line.
(Arrow keys do not work either. Perhaps this is normal?)

I cannot type a backslash or a a pipe, etc.

I was unable to find any reference to this problem in the wiki or the previous bug reports.



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