X12 [wasRe: Zoom Support]

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Dec 18 07:37:39 PST 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 02:51:52PM +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> I hope that when XI and XKB are reworked a "language" property will be
> added to the protocol.
> Right now many apps try to infer the language being written from the
> xkb layout in use (for on the fly spellchecking, activation of the
> correct locl font features, etc) and since the same layout can be used
> to write different languages the heuristic breaks badly.
> MS got it write when they made layout and language two different
> properties apps could query.

Ehm, you could do it as a per-window property (just walk up the tree
until you find one, be it on a subwindow, the top-level app window, or
the default on the root window), but it's nothing the X server knows
about; strictly a client issue.

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