multimedia keysyms

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Sep 12 06:19:56 PDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 10:25 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 07:13 +0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > While porting some gnome widgets to GTK+, I noticed that
> > the gnome keybinding capplet contains an hack to handle
> > keycodes without keysyms. I have been told that this was
> > added for multimedia keys (play, pause, rewind, etc), for
> > which there are no registered keysyms. 
> > 
> > There *are* XFree86 specific keysyms in the XKeysymDB file for
> > multimedia keys, but they are unofficial and have never been 
> > registered, and therefore GTK+ does not support them. 
> These keysyms *are* considered official these days, IIRC.
> Please go ahead and use them. 

Really, all of them ? 

Even gems such as XF86Finance, XF86Excel, XF86Travel, XF86BeamMeUp ?
I think it would be much better to give the reasonable ones 
vendor-neutral names, instead of declaring all of them official...


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