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XLookupString, XRebindKeysym - handle keyboard input events in Latin-1
XLookupKeysym(XKeyEvent *key_event, int index);
- int XRefreshKeyboardMapping(XMappingEvent
- int XLookupString(XKeyEvent *event_struct, char
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 num_bytes);
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 translated characters.
- Specifies the length of the buffer.
No more than bytes_buffer of translation are returned.
the number of bytes in the string argument.
- Specifies the connection
to the X server.
- Specifies the mapping event that is to be used.
- Specifies the key event structure to be used. You can pass XKeyPressedEvent
- Specifies the index into the KeySyms list
for the event's KeyCode.
- Specifies the KeyPress or KeyRelease
- Specifies the KeySym that is to be Fn.
the KeySym computed from the event if this argument is not NULL.
the KeySyms to be used as modifiers.
- Specifies the number of modifiers
in the modifier list.
- Specifies or returns the XComposeStatus
structure or NULL.
- Specifies the string that is copied and will
be returned by XLookupString.
function refreshes the stored modifier and keymap information. You usually
call this function 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 numlock 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 character, and that character
is stored in the buffer. XLookupString 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 processing. 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 translation. 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.
Xlib - C Language X Interface
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