Where is the documentation for the clipboards?

Ilya Anfimov ilan at tzirechnoy.com
Wed Jan 13 08:37:54 UTC 2021

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 10:56:51PM -0800, ToddAndMargo wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am not finding anything about the two clipboards over on
>    https://www.x.org/releases/current/doc/libX11/libX11/libX11.html
> Is "clipboard" the wrong keyword to search for?

 1) The documentation for the X11 is the "X Window System Protocol"


 not the "Xlib - C Language X Interface" .

 The latter relies heavily on knowledge of the former.

 2) Two clibpoard names (well, more in fact) is a convention about protocol
usage, described in the ICCCM


  Also there are some practice described by fd.o specs and comments form this

  https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/ ,

  at least  https://www.irif.fr/~jch//software/UTF8_STRING/ and

  I recommend to make some experiments (get targets, look which contains useful
data) with major toolkits and typical scenarios (non-ascii letters, files,
images) to be familiar with the ecosystem.

> Also, are there any examples out there in C land on how to read
> and write to the two clipboards?
> Many thanks,
> -T
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