xmodmap deprecated?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Sun Apr 13 15:16:27 PDT 2008

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:23:37PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> > I've heard a long time ago — at least I believe I have — that
> > xmodmap is deprecated. Could someone please authoritatively confirm
> > or refute that?
> >
> > If it is deprecated, does xkb take over its entire feature set? Or
> > is there another player?
> In principle, Xkb is supposed to take over.  In practice, there are
> only three people in the known universe who understand Xkb, and nobody
> is quite sure who they are.

I actually understand it these days.  Some implementation details are
still surprising and that will probably always be the case, but I think
these days that myself, whot and ajax all understand both of XKB and


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