Finding the right modifier ID in a japanese keyboard layout
mgedmin at b4net.lt
Wed May 14 06:48:28 PDT 2008
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:43:33AM +0200, xorg at henrik.synth.no wrote:
> xorg at henrik.synth.no 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 shows you the keycodes. You can find the XKB name by the keycode.
For example, Space gives me keycode 65, and I can see it's name is
mg at platonas:~ $ xkbcomp :0 -|grep '= 65;'
<SPCE> = 65;
> And does anything like a graphical keyboard layout editor/creator exist
> for Linux? I've searched around, but cannot find any.
I don't think there is one.
>Linux is not user-friendly.
It _is_ user-friendly. It is not ignorant-friendly and idiot-friendly.
(Seen somewhere on the net.)
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