Xmodmap configuration

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Feb 13 02:33:18 PST 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 12:09:00PM +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> While looking for something else, I stumbed upon the /etc/X11/Xmodmap
> file. It seems to define certain keystrokes and their functions:
> ! keycode 22 = BackSpace
> ! keycode 107 = Delete
> I'd like to define certain non-English keyboard shortcuts to translate
> to their English equivelents, could I do that with this file? For
> instance, I'd like CTRL-ה to be sent to the system as CTRL-V, as ה and
> V share a key. What would be the proper syntax? I use the US English,
> Dvorak English, and Hebrew keyboard layouts and I need the keyboard
> shortcuts to be uniform across them (physical key mapping).
> I'm currently running Fedora Core 6 on a Dell E1505 laptop. Thanks in 
> advance.

XKB takes care of this sort of thing, not xmodmap.  This should already
happen by default (it does in GNOME, e.g.).  Unfortunately, some apps
are broken and don't respect this; this is an app issue.  I think
Firefox is the main offender.

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