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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0000447Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Input/Keybinding/Macrospublic2010-04-04 22:562014-08-06 12:21
Assigned ToToady One 
Platformnative WindowsOSWindows XPOS VersionSP3
Product Version0.31.01 
Target VersionFixed in Version0.40.07 
Summary0000447: Can't use question marks when customizing names/professions
DescriptionIf, 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.
Additional InformationThis is a really awkward issue to search for (you try searching for '?' or 'question'!) so it may be a duplicate.
Tagsnames, text
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0001909resolvedToady One backspace key does not function in OS X 
related to 0005270resolvedToady One Naming burrows does not block keyboard cursor movement making numbers hard to use in the name 

-  Notes
Footkerchief (manager)
2010-06-30 13:32
edited on: 2010-06-30 13:32

Reminder sent to: oliver

Does this still occur in 31.08 SDL?

oliver (reporter)
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.
slink (reporter)
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.

lethosor (manager)
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.)

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-04-04 22:56 oliver New Issue
2010-04-04 23:31 Qloos Tag Attached: text
2010-04-04 23:31 Qloos Tag Attached: names
2010-06-30 13:32 Footkerchief Note Added: 0009408
2010-06-30 13:32 Footkerchief Tag Attached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-06-30 13:32 Footkerchief Note Edited: 0009408 View Revisions
2010-06-30 17:03 oliver Note Added: 0009427
2010-06-30 17:31 Footkerchief Category Dwarf Mode -- Interface, Status => Technical -- Input/Keybinding
2010-06-30 19:39 slink Note Added: 0009438
2010-06-30 19:59 slink Note Edited: 0009438 View Revisions
2010-07-13 22:03 Footkerchief Tag Detached: AWAITING UPDATE
2010-07-13 22:04 Footkerchief Relationship added child of 0001909
2010-07-18 13:37 Footkerchief Category Technical -- Input/Keybinding => Technical -- Input/Keybinding/Macros
2010-07-25 16:52 Footkerchief Relationship replaced related to 0001909
2012-02-18 12:27 Footkerchief Relationship added related to 0005270
2014-01-05 12:24 lethosor Note Added: 0024258
2014-08-06 12:21 Toady One Status new => resolved
2014-08-06 12:21 Toady One Fixed in Version => Next Version
2014-08-06 12:21 Toady One Resolution open => fixed
2014-08-06 12:21 Toady One Assigned To => Toady One

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