MirBSD manpage: XLookupKeysym(3), XLookupString(3), XRebindKeysym(3), XRefreshKeyboardMapping(3)

XLookupKeysym(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XLookupKeysym(3X11)


     XLookupKeysym, XRefreshKeyboardMapping, XLookupString, XRe-
     bindKeysym - handle keyboard input events in Latin-1


     KeySym XLookupKeysym(XKeyEvent *key_event, int index);

     int XRefreshKeyboardMapping(XMappingEvent *event_map);

     int XLookupString(XKeyEvent *event_struct, char
          *buffer_return, int bytes_buffer, KeySym
          *keysym_return, XComposeStatus *status_in_out);

     int XRebindKeysym(Display *display, KeySym keysym, KeySym
          list[], int mod_count, unsigned char *string, int


               Returns the translated characters.

               Specifies the length of the buffer. No more than
               bytes_buffer of translation are returned.

     num_bytes Specifies the number of bytes in the string argu-

     display   Specifies the connection to the X server.

     event_map Specifies the mapping event that is to be used.

               Specifies the key event structure to be used. You
               can pass XKeyPressedEvent or XKeyReleasedEvent.

     index     Specifies the index into the KeySyms list for the
               event's KeyCode.

     key_event Specifies the KeyPress or KeyRelease event.

     keysym    Specifies the KeySym that is to be .

               Returns the KeySym computed from the event if this
               argument is not NULL.

     list      Specifies the KeySyms to be used as modifiers.

     mod_count Specifies the number of modifiers in the modifier

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XLookupKeysym(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XLookupKeysym(3X11)

               Specifies or returns the XComposeStatus structure
               or NULL.

     string    Specifies the string that is copied and will be
               returned by XLookupString.


     The XLookupKeysym function uses a given keyboard event and
     the index you specified to return the KeySym from the list
     that corresponds to the KeyCode member in the
     XKeyPressedEvent or XKeyReleasedEvent structure. If no
     KeySym is defined for the KeyCode of the event,
     XLookupKeysym returns NoSymbol.

     The XRefreshKeyboardMapping function refreshes the stored
     modifier and keymap information. You usually call this func-
     tion when a MappingNotify event with a request member of
     MappingKeyboard or MappingModifier occurs. The result is to
     update Xlib's knowledge of the keyboard.

     The XLookupString function translates a key event to a
     KeySym and a string. The KeySym is obtained by using the
     standard interpretation of the Shift, Lock, group, and num-
     lock modifiers as defined in the X Protocol specification.
     If the KeySym has been rebound (see XRebindKeysym), the
     bound string will be stored in the buffer. Otherwise, the
     KeySym is mapped, if possible, to an ISO Latin-1 character
     or (if the Control modifier is on) to an ASCII control char-
     acter, and that character is stored in the buffer. XLookup-
     String returns the number of characters that are stored in
     the buffer.

     If present (non-NULL), the XComposeStatus structure records
     the state, which is private to Xlib, that needs preservation
     across calls to XLookupString to implement compose process-
     ing. The creation of XComposeStatus structures is
     implementation-dependent; a portable program must pass NULL
     for this argument.

     The XRebindKeysym function can be used to rebind the meaning
     of a KeySym for the client. It does not redefine any key in
     the X server but merely provides an easy way for long
     strings to be attached to keys. XLookupString returns this
     string when the appropriate set of modifier keys are pressed
     and when the KeySym would have been used for the transla-
     tion. No text conversions are performed; the client is
     responsible for supplying appropriately encoded strings.
     Note that you can rebind a KeySym that may not exist.


     XButtonEvent(3X11), XMapEvent(3X11), XStringToKeysym(3X11)

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XLookupKeysym(3X11)      XLIB FUNCTIONS       XLookupKeysym(3X11)

     Xlib - C Language X Interface

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