Issue 19443 - Cursor disappeared when typing Chinese
Summary: Cursor disappeared when typing Chinese
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: current
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO PleaseHelp
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-09-11 13:02 UTC by pplwong
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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sample of the word list (59.44 KB, image/png)
2003-09-13 15:05 UTC, pplwong
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Description pplwong 2003-09-11 13:02:28 UTC
When typing CHinese using Windows XP, cursor sometimes disappeared (disappeared
most the time).  (kind of random?)
Comment 1 Martin Hollmichel 2003-09-11 13:53:37 UTC
set component.
Comment 2 christof.pintaske 2003-09-11 17:11:59 UTC
cp->ssa: ?
Comment 3 stephan_schaefer 2003-09-12 09:37:54 UTC
I'm absolutely not familiar with typing chinese so I need some
additional hints to reproduce what you've seen. What IME are you using
? The one provided by Microsoft or some 3rd party IME ? On my XP
system I tried Chinese (simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 and
could not reproduce any cursor problems. But may be you are using the
IME in a different way. Does the cursor disappear after doing some
selection or expansion with the IME ?

Comment 4 pplwong 2003-09-13 07:12:21 UTC
I'm using the one provided by Microsoft in XP. I'm using pinying.

I really don't know when this error happens. It seems to happen most
of the time. THere are some exceptions however. I can't catch the
Comment 5 pplwong 2003-09-13 15:03:47 UTC
OK, I just figured the problem.

When using pinying of Windows' IME (in XP, and probably 2000 also),
after you've typed the pinying and selected a word with that pinying,
then, (depends on your setting,) there may be a list of word(s) that
pop up showing you a list of "frequently used word(s)". 

If you just type Ctrl-Shift to switch back to English input, the
cursor will disappear. Else, if you select a word from the list, the
list will disappeared and the word will be input on your document.
Then the cursor will still be there.

Let me attatch an image to show you the list, which may help to
understand the problem hopefully.
Comment 6 pplwong 2003-09-13 15:05:57 UTC
Created attachment 9272 [details]
sample of the word list
Comment 7 pplwong 2003-09-13 15:13:47 UTC
OK, I figured the problem.

When using Chiense pinying of WIndows' IME to input Chinese, a list of
words will appear for you to choose from. If you actually select a
word, then it's ok. If you close the list without selecting a word (by
either switching to English language input or pressing ESC or
blackspace), then this prolem occurs.

This problem doesn't exist on all other programs I've tried (Mozilla,
ICQ, MSN, notepad, etc).
Comment 8 stephan_schaefer 2003-09-15 13:43:20 UTC
You should have mentioned that you were using traditional chinese...
My Windows XP actually didn't have an appropriate IME so installed one
from and could
reproduce the loss of the blinking cursor. I just typed the letter 'k'
followed by SPACE, then cursor left and the blinking cursor disappears
but the letter is underlined. On cursor down I get a selection list.
When I select something the cursor starts blinking again. If I dismiss
the selection, the cursor does not start blinking.
Comment 9 pplwong 2003-09-16 00:21:20 UTC
All Windows XPs should have the same components. Just that the
"default installation packages" are difference. You should be able to
install the IME through any XP cd. I had used English XP before and it
does have the IME on XP's CD. That's why I didn't mension about it.

Yes yes.
If you select something, everything is fine. 
But if you dismiss the list by pressing ESC etc, 
then the problem occurs.
Comment 10 pplwong 2003-09-16 00:23:07 UTC
Wait, are you talking about the mouse pointer? I'm not talking aobut
that. I am talking about the cursor that indicates where your next
character will be inputed.

Comment 11 pplwong 2003-10-25 00:22:15 UTC
Hi, just wonder.
How's this problem now?
Comment 12 thorsten.ziehm 2004-08-20 09:45:12 UTC
Because of limited resources this task have to re-targeted to target 'OOo
Later'. If somebody can be found, who cna implement this task, it can be
re-targeted to OOo 2.0.
Comment 13 stephan_schaefer 2005-12-02 11:44:46 UTC
SSA: reassign to HDU
Comment 14 2005-12-20 14:55:46 UTC
Comment 15 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:30:00 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".