spillner at kde.org
Tue Jun 14 19:00:55 EEST 2005
Am Dienstag, 14. Juni 2005 17:42 schrieb Jim Gettys:
> I challenge you to show me a keyboard with more than 248 actual keys on
Nevertheless keyboard input is still not where it could be. For instance, many
APIs are not unicode safe and export functionality keys (ctrl, shift, alt)
together in one list with value keys (a, ä, ó). This leads to inconsistent
APIs like in Qt or SDL or the Linux kernel, where KEYCODE_A is defined but
KEYCODE_Ä is (obviously) not.
I routed around the problem in a Qt/embedded port writing my own keysym
But I do see it as one of the fundamental free desktop principles to unify
system and desktop keyboard configuration - something which technically
doesn't exist yet on e.g. many popular Linux distributions, where X11
keyboards are configured separately from command line keyboards.
There are now things like SDL_EnableUNICODE() but on the other hand there's
lots of legacy code out there. If it was me, I'd simply erase the value-based
definitions from the API and let the apps break compiling until fixed,
because they're broken on their own in a way.
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