GSOC New idea - Braille extension for XKB

Samuel Thibault samuel.thibault at
Sun Mar 2 12:34:27 PST 2014

wettstein509 at, le Sun 02 Mar 2014 19:59:22 +0100, a écrit :
> There is some braille support in the compose mechanism in libX11, see
> directory modules/im/ximcp.  I do not know whether and how it works,
> though.

That is what I described, yues.

> > 1. it is very simple, uses only six keys of the keyboard.
> It appears the implementation in libX11 uses eight keys, each one
> corresponds to one bit.  The input character is obtained by ORing the
> bits of the pressed keys.  Maybe despite the name, it is something
> different?

No, it is really the same (and actually I made 10 dots being defined, as
some braille keyboards have 10 of them!)


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