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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-630

Keyboard binding bug; doesn't work correctly on layouts not derived from US-Qwerty.

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.4.1, Minecraft 1.4.2, Minecraft 1.4.3, Minecraft 1.4.4, Minecraft 1.4.5, Minecraft 1.4.6, Minecraft 1.4.7
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Environment:
      Cross-platform issue.
    • Confirmation Status:
      Unconfirmed

      Description

      The keyboard binding in Minecraft tries to do some futile attempts at mapping characters not A-Z or 0-9 to keys on US-Qwerty for an unknown reason. This plan fails with layouts where A-Z aren't in the same places as on US-Qwerty. For instance, hitting keys like ',.; on Dvorak layouts result in Qwerty's QWERZ accordingly, conflicting with keys that are A-Z and return the same characters.

      This bug has appeared since Beta. It worked correctly in Alpha, possibly because no attempts at mapping like that were done.

      Possible solution: Map keys based on keycode, not character code, which seems what the key binding settings does anyway, before the rest of Minecraft adds a layer of WTF.

      This bug makes minecraft practically unplayable on non-qwerty keyboards, including Dvorak. It has been reported many times on the wiki, I sincerely hope it gets some attention on your issue tracker now that you finally got one.

      If you don't know how the key codes are arranged on a dvorak keyboard layout, it looks like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/KB_United_States_Dvorak.svg

      To even further clarify, the US-QWERTY keyboard is like:
      1234567890-=
      QWERTYIOP[]\
      ASDFGHJKL;'
      ZXCVBNM,./

      The Dvorak keyboard is like:
      1234567890[]
      ',.PYFGCRL/=\
      AOEUIDHTNS-
      ;QJKXBMWVZ

      However, Minecraft handles it like:
      1234567890-=
      QWEPYFGCRL[]\
      AOEUIDHTNS'
      ZQJKXBMWVZ

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              • Assignee:
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                Reporter:
                jammi Juha-Jarmo Heinonen
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