In an application I would like to get a gamer's name to use it later in my Python code. So far I am using "Dynamic Text Display" as shown in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKO4jfAHtjk. I find the procedure pretty complicated. In an older version of the appliction it worked, but now I get only black boxes instead.
I made a lot of changes and don't know where I lost it. In the object I check I think everything according to the clip above. Still all black.
Then I tried to get the name from the keyboard events, but since I am using a german keyboard I run into trouble with our special characters. It seems that the program assumes an US keyboard. I even thought about changing the bge.events. EventToString() method to cover my keyboard type, or create a new one based on it. But I did not find the source code.
Any ideas? I prefer a Python solution based on the keyboard events, getting the keyboard events right.