xmodmap: different keys have different keycode semantics?

Marius Gedminas marius at gedmin.as
Wed Feb 11 23:56:23 PST 2009

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 04:19:57PM -0500, Nikolaus Rath wrote:
> I noticed a very strange thing about xmodmap. Apparently, the
> semantics of the
>   keycode <nr> = <keysyms>
> command depend on the keycode.


You may find reading about XKB enlightening: http://pascal.tsu.ru/en/xkb/
or http://www.charvolant.org/~doug/xkb/

Specifically, the type assigned to a keycode determines how the various
shift keys select a level.

Marius Gedminas
   Since this protocol deals with Firewalls there are no real security
                -- RFC 3093
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