a character for an unknown character

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Fri Dec 23 15:34:46 CST 2016

On Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:35:07 +0100
Philippe Verdy <verdy_p at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

> But note that input fields for entering password or secret codes in
> application forms/dialogs are typically using black bullets U+2022
> (•) or simply ASCII asterisks U+002A (*) to replace the entered
> characters: they cannot be read, but the user knows what he is
> entering on his keyboard.

How?  All I know is which keys I've pressed!  This is a real problem
when unlocking the screen with the current erratic behaviour of IBus on
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial).


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