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That's a different bug and is only relevant for Java apps. On a Mac, the backspace key is labeled "delete", and the key associated with the action most people refer to as "delete" is labeled with the delete special character[1]. Apple refers to this as the "forward delete" key. The bug described at the link you provided does not require the shift or arrow keys to be pressed and produces a different control character.

1 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delete_key

Fun historical note: The original Mac keyboard had a Backspace key rather than a Delete key. http://www.vectronicsappleworld.com/collection/articlepics/5...

The current Mac "Delete" key was inherited from the Apple IIgs ADB keyboard, and it stuck around.

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