The more hardcore web geeks among us often dismiss Flash as “proprietary crap”, and sometimes I have to agree with them. We’re running into a bug that has been known for years by the Flash team, who claim it’s not their fault: Sometimes keyboard input in Flash text fields just doesn’t work properly. My colleague Nicolas Cynober has posted a workaround that works for French and Belgian keyboards.  This is however a great example of how the community can work together to get things working: all you have to do if you want the code to work with your keyboard is add the necessary bits relevant to your keyboard’s layout. If people around the world contribute, it’ll be easy to have a complete solution!

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