Keysyms: HomePage vs WWW

Sergey Udaltsov sergey.udaltsov at
Mon Dec 1 04:32:25 PST 2008

Here I published the keycodes used for WWW and HomePage (and
VendorHome, just in case):

Another suspect keycode: <I02>. May be, we just should state that I32
would be for HomePage, I02 would be for WWW?...

Of course, this is only for kbd driver (which is nearly deprecated
these days, isn't it?;)


On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:28 AM, James Cloos <cloos at> wrote:
>>>>>> "Sergey" == Sergey Udaltsov <sergey.udaltsov at> writes:
>>> If keyboards which use <I32> with the kbd driver generate <I158> in
>>> evdev I'd make <I32> be WWW and if they generate <I180> when using evdev
>>> then HomePage.
> Sergey> Ghm. How could I find this out without having that particular keyboard
> Sergey> in front of me?;)
> I suspect WWW is more likely than HomePage.
> But I see that some of the keyboards have both, often with <I32> as
> HomePage and something else as WWW.
> And a look through the two drivers and Linux's usb and at kbd drivers
> didn't make obvious the relationship between evdev codes and what kbd
> gets from the kernel....
> Maybe the bsd src for converting from usb to their kbd driver might make
> it easier to predict what code kbd would see from a given usb hid code?
> -JimC
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