Finding the right modifier ID in a japanese keyboard layout

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed May 14 04:12:38 PDT 2008

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:43:33AM +0200, xorg at wrote:
> xorg at skrev:
> > This works, but as I understand, xmodmap is out of style.  As I 
> > understand, I should do something in XkbOptions in xorg.conf, or make my 
> > own symbols definition in /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/
> > 
> > The problem is, what symbol is the key just right of the space bar?  The 
> > alfanumerical keys are easy to name (AE01 etc), but this one (and the 
> > other japanese modifier keys) is considered special.
> Is there any tool (like xev) that prints the /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/* key 
> identifiers as they are pressed?

xev prints out the keycode, which you can look up in

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