libinput / weston-terminal : missing the caret char in the terminal (^)

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at
Tue Jul 14 06:01:09 PDT 2015

On Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:15:48 +0200
Christian Hartmann <cornogle at> wrote:

> Hi list,
> hi Peter and Bill,
> I actually did not have the possibility to enter the caret
> ( char within the weston-terminal.
> Does anybody have an idea why or what is missing?? Or does anybody
> else have this issue ?? ( I have not looked into bugzilla but no entry
> found)
> I think many people need this char for example to search strings from
> a beginning of a line etc.
> I am using almost git versions for the weston build(s) running under
> CentOS Linux release 7.1.1503 (Core) since more than a half year now,
> compiling from time to time new, but this char was missing from my
> first experiments until now,
> as I am writing to you here.
> If its a bug/missing code, who can help or if I would try it myself,
> where to start looking ?


could it be something to do with dead keys?

Using a Finnish keyboard, I seem to have 'keymap_layout=fi(nodeadkeys)'
in my weston.ini, I think because I wante to type the tilde.

This shouldn't affect the x11-backend of weston, though.


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