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TextField with ANY option can’t accept the some of the characters if DateField added to the form in X2-01 (Known Issue)

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Created: bandarap (23 May 2012)
Last edited: hamishwillee (09 Aug 2013)



TextField with ANY option can’t accept the some of the characters (characters outside the ITU-T layout) if DateField added to the form


Add TextField with ANY option to the form and type any character on Querty device and it works fine, but when DateField is added to the form, TextField behaves differently. Some of the characters outside the ITU-T layout area (Q,W,E,A,S,D,Z,X,C,K,L,I,O etc.) are not accepted, but characters on ITU-T layout area accepts. It happens only on Querty devices (X2-01 etc.) based on Series 40 6th Edition (initial release).

How to reproduce

Launch the midlet which contains following code and type the characters on Querty keyboard specially out side the ITU-T area. You can see that all characters are accepted.

Select "AddDF" command, adds DateField to the form. Again type characters out side the ITU-T area and see that only some of the characters are allowed.

public class HelloWorldMIDlet extends MIDlet implements CommandListener {
private Command addCommand;
Form f;
public HelloWorldMIDlet() {
public void startApp() {
Display current = Display.getDisplay(this);
f = new Form("test");
TextField tf = new TextField("text Field", "", 50, TextField.ANY);
addCommand = new Command("AddDF", Command.OK, 1);
public void commandAction(Command command, Displayable displayable) {
if (command == addCommand) {
DateField df = new DateField("Date Field4", DateField.DATE);
public void pauseApp() {
public void destroyApp(boolean unconditional) {


It is fixed in next Querty devices(Asha 302 etc.) based on Series 40 Developer Platform 1.1.

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