Notice (2018-05-24): bugzilla.xamarin.com is now in
Please join us on
Visual Studio Developer Community and in the
Mono organizations on
GitHub to continue tracking issues. Bugzilla will remain
available for reference in read-only mode. We will continue to work
on open Bugzilla bugs, copy them to the new locations
as needed for follow-up, and add the new items under Related
Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed on this bug
tracker over the years. Thanks also for your understanding as we
make these adjustments and improvements for the future.
Please create a new report on
GitHub or Developer Community with
your current version information, steps to reproduce, and relevant error
messages or log files if you are hitting an issue that looks similar to
this resolved bug and you do not yet see a matching new report.
Chinese text input (simplified and traditional) doesn't work on Win8. The IME is disabled.
Eg.: It works on Win7, and Japanese and Korean also work on Win8 too.
On Win8, Chinese (Simplified, China) works for me.
Can you provide more information about what doesn't work, and in what context?
IME system tray icon is disabled (there is a gray X, and the tooltip sais: "IME is disabled"). I had the above experience with Xamarin Studio and also with GTK# apps which were created by Xanarin Studio. I used English localization with Chinese language.
According to http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsdesktop/en-US/f2904a67-b754-40dc-84bb-080ffa6d611e/windows-8-ms-chinese-ime this problem occurs in Windows 8 when the app's UI is not running in a STA thread.
Fortunately XS was moved to an STA model recently, which is why I could not reproduce it: https://github.com/mono/monodevelop/commit/e373417ac63f89b4d43ede578c8b7aa6b6b7dfe6
I was able to reproduce it with XS 4.0.9, which was branched shortly before this fix was made.
Thank you very much!!