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Samsung galaxy Tab S7 can't type tilde or caret

(Topic created on: 09-09-2021 12:34 PM)
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atcasanova
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Hi

I've just bought a Galaxy Tab s7 which I intended to use for programming and have tried a series of external keyboards.

The issue is that the tablet won't use the correct bytes for the ˜ and ˆ characters. I've done some debugging and it uses hex bytes cb9c for tilde (instead of 7e) and cb86 for caret (instead of 5e) and no compilers or interpreters will understand that. Those characters are widely using in programming (specially when dealing with regexes).

So I would like to know whether or not Samsung sees this as a problem and intends to fix it, because if don't i'll have to return my brand new tablet.

 

Below are the hex representation for my tablet's response for the tilde and caret keys:

echo -n '˜' | xxd 
00000000: cb9c

echo -n ˆ|xxd
00000000: cb86

and now the "correct" bytes:

echo -n '~'|xxd
00000000: 7e

 echo -n '^'|xxd
00000000: 5e

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atcasanova
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Up. Any mods? 

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atcasanova
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Is there anywhere i can get proper support for this issue? This is ridiculous.

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pmvision
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Maybe try the Good Lock /Family /Keys Cafe app.

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mateuszdrab
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I'm having the same issue with
ˋ and `
The first is the expected character and the second is seemingly the same, but different character code.
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