[PD] how to type more than one "space" in GEM with [text2d]

Ingo Scherzinger ingo at miamiwave.com
Sat Apr 17 19:18:28 CEST 2010

Thank you again, Mathieu!

I'll give it a try. I was testing on Windows so far but I actually need it
on Linux. So it looks like a good idea to figure it out on the OS I'll need
it to use on since it seems to be different on every platform.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Mathieu Bouchard [mailto:matju at artengine.ca]
> Gesendet: Samstag, 17. April 2010 19:03
> An: Ingo Scherzinger
> Cc: pd-list at iem.at
> Betreff: Re: AW: [PD] how to type more than one "space" in GEM with
> On Sat, 17 Apr 2010, Ingo Scherzinger wrote:
> > I tried to input them with [ALT+CTL+space] but pd doesn't accept that.
> > What's a proper method of typing "non-breaking spaces"  inside of pd or
> > typing them into a standard textfile so pd can read them?
> There are several ways. This is OS-dependent and charset-dependent. I
> found Pd 0.41 to be typing in iso-latin-1 in Tk on OSX, but using utf-8 on
> Linux, while on OSX, utf-8 chars of Pd files are still correctly read, or
> something like that.
> loading GridFlow fixes half of the problem of typing characters on Linux
> (really), but for a full fix, you'd need to apply a fix that has been
> published some months ago and that is being left out of Pd. I don't know
> why this problem is specific to Linux, and if instead it has to do with
> the version of Tk, it could be a cross-platform problem eventually...
> Back to Unicode now... If I send a «194 160» list-message to [#to_symbol],
> i get an invisible symbol, that you can add to a message-box using a «add2
> $1» message-box. But there are other ways. I think I loaded the pd file in
> a text editor or hex editor... or that I found the key for it... but the
> key is OS-dependent, and then, it's also keyboard-layout dependent.
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