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Bug 249515 - NetBeans editor does not show Greek accented letters
Summary: NetBeans editor does not show Greek accented letters
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Painting & Printing (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Miloslav Metelka
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-12-24 09:09 UTC by NikMyr
Modified: 2015-01-09 11:01 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description NikMyr 2014-12-24 09:09:29 UTC
Product Version = NetBeans IDE 8.0.2 (Build 201411181905)
Operating System = Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64
Java; VM; Vendor = 1.8.0_25
Runtime = Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 25.25-b02

To type a Greek accented letter like ά you need to use the Greek keyboard (from Windows regional settings) and type the buttons ;a. This doesn't produce the desired result in Netbeans (neither in this input box that right now I use to write this message). It produces only α (no accent). However I can paste ά and it is accepted. Similarly with all other letters that need similar combinations of keystrokes.

Note that the Eclipse Luna IDE, doesn't have this problem. However the IntelliJ IDE has the same problem.

I have searched for the issue and found mentions of this by users using the Ubuntu OS and tried some of what was considered for them a solution (using a special environment variable) but with no joy.

The problem also exist with all input boxes of Netbeans IDE like the ones where input can be given for the properties of a GUI element.

I suspect, that if Eclipse works and Netbeans doesn't, it could be that the problem lies in the  classes used for their input boxes, or it could be a configuration issue.