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0000447Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Input/Keybinding/Macrospublic2010-04-04 22:562014-08-06 12:21
Toady One 
native WindowsWindows XPSP3
0000447: Can't use question marks when customizing names/professions
If, while editing a custom name or profession (via Status > Customize), you try to type a '?' character, then you get the help screen appearing instead of adding a question mark to the name you're editing.
This is a really awkward issue to search for (you try searching for '?' or 'question'!) so it may be a duplicate.
names, text
related to 0001909resolved Toady One backspace key does not function in OS X 
related to 0005270resolved Toady One Naming burrows does not block keyboard cursor movement making numbers hard to use in the name 
Issue History
2010-04-04 22:56oliverNew Issue
2010-04-04 23:31QloosTag Attached: text
2010-04-04 23:31QloosTag Attached: names
2010-06-30 13:32FootkerchiefNote Added: 0009408
2010-06-30 13:32FootkerchiefTag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-30 13:32FootkerchiefNote Edited: 0009408bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0009408#r3598
2010-06-30 17:03oliverNote Added: 0009427
2010-06-30 17:31FootkerchiefCategoryDwarf Mode -- Interface, Status => Technical -- Input/Keybinding
2010-06-30 19:39slinkNote Added: 0009438
2010-06-30 19:59slinkNote Edited: 0009438bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0009438#r3620
2010-07-13 22:03FootkerchiefTag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-13 22:04FootkerchiefRelationship addedchild of 0001909
2010-07-18 13:37FootkerchiefCategoryTechnical -- Input/Keybinding => Technical -- Input/Keybinding/Macros
2010-07-25 16:52FootkerchiefRelationship replacedrelated to 0001909
2012-02-18 12:27FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005270
2014-01-05 12:24lethosorNote Added: 0024258
2014-08-06 12:21Toady OneStatusnew => resolved
2014-08-06 12:21Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-08-06 12:21Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-08-06 12:21Toady OneAssigned To => Toady One

2010-06-30 13:32   
Reminder sent to: oliver

Does this still occur in 31.08 SDL?

2010-06-30 17:03   
Yes, this still occurs under 0.31.08 (linux, sdl).

Another odd thing I noticed while retesting: after you hit esc to get out of the help screen, a pipe character (|) has been appended to the name/profession.
2010-06-30 19:39   
(edited on: 2010-06-30 19:59)
When entering a burrow name, the ? becomes a |. This is in WINXP SP3 31.08 SDL (I switched from legacy because it was driving me nuts not to have the mouse working for designations). Numbers will eventually be entered if you hold down the key, but the cursor is also moved for every key repeat for numerals 1-4 and 6-9. Only 0 and 5 work at all in legacy no matter how long you hold down the keys. I did not try the ? in legacy for a burrow name.

2014-01-05 12:24   
Still occurs in 0.34.11. Interestingly, adding Alt-? (Alt-Shift-/) to character 063 in keybindings > text entry produces a question mark when typed and not a pipe. (It could be that pressing esc to leave the help screen causes the pipe instead of pressing ?, although I'm not sure.)