Suppose I want to type the following comment:
The character for sun is 日, while the character for moon is 月.
To do this, I would type the following sequence of characters:
The character for sun is Alt+`hiSpaceEnterAlt+`, while the character for moon is Alt+`tukiSpaceEnterAlt+`.
But before I get to the end of my comment, the overzealous comment-submitting Enter key takes over the first time I press it, leaving me with a comment that looks like this:
The character for sun is 日
This problem has been brought up before:
- Here on MSO, but only as an answer as near as I can tell.
- On meta.Japanese.SE. The resolution of this problem for Japanese.SE (where basically everybody uses an IME (input method editor) that requires the Enter key to be pressed often as part of normal typing) was apparently to disable comment submission via the Enter key altogether, as near as I can tell.
This is a bug that should be fixed, whether by turning off Enter-submits-comments (which I guess the Powers That Be are opposed to) or by some other method.
(This might be a regression - I don't remember this happening to me before, but that might be because this is the first time I've tried using my IME in a comment outside of Japanese.SE. If it matters, I'm on Chrome 32.0.1700.76 on Windows 7, and I get this behavior using both Google Japanese Input and the Microsoft IME)
Update (21 Jan 2015): I cannot reproduce this behavior in Chrome 41.0.2272.12 dev-m on Windows 8. Maybe this was a bug in earlier versions of Chrome? In any case, if this issue is fixed in stable Chrome (I don't have it on any of my machines because of this), this should probably be marked status-norepro.