PuTTY semi-bug keymap-switch

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summary: Switching Windows keymaps is ignored
class: semi-bug: This might or might not be a bug, depending on your precise definition of what a bug is.
difficulty: taxing: Needs external things we don't have (standards, users etc)
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
fixed-in: 0.52

There's been a report that if you switch Windows keymaps while PuTTY
is running, it doesn't notice: the keymap in force when PuTTY starts
up remains in force throughout.

This probably doesn't take much actual code to fix, but I don't know
what causes it or how to fix it, so someone else will have to help out.

OSD: I can't reproduce this on this Windows XP system, and the code
for recognising keymap switching (WM_INPUTLANGCHANGE) seems to have
been there since at least r1427 if not since RDB's Unicode patch in
r1110.  Unless anyone can reproduce this anywhere, I'm tempted to mark
it as done.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2006-01-10 22:46:42 +0000)