XLookupKeysym man page

XLookupKeysym, XRefreshKeyboardMapping, XLookupString, XRebindKeysym — handle keyboard input events in Latin-1

Syntax

KeySym XLookupKeysym(XKeyEvent *key_event, int index);

int XRefreshKeyboardMapping(XMappingEvent *event_map);

int XLookupString(XKeyEvent *event_struct, char *buffer_return, 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);

Arguments

buffer_return

Returns the translated characters.

bytes_buffer

Specifies the length of the buffer. No more than bytes_buffer of translation are returned.

num_bytes

Specifies the number of bytes in the string argument.

display

Specifies the connection to the X server.

event_map

Specifies the mapping event that is to be used.

event_struct

Specifies the key event structure to be used. You can pass XKeyPressedEvent or XKeyReleasedEvent.

index

Specifies the index into the KeySyms list for the event's KeyCode.

key_event

Specifies the  KeyPress or KeyRelease event.

keysym

Specifies the KeySym that is to be .

keysym_return

Returns the KeySym computed from the event if this argument is not NULL.

list

Specifies the KeySyms to be used as modifiers.

mod_count

Specifies the number of modifiers in the modifier list.

status_in_out

Specifies or returns the  XComposeStatus structure or NULL.

string

Specifies the string that is copied and will be returned by  XLookupString.

Description

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 XRefreshKeyboardMapping 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.

See Also

XButtonEvent(3), XMapEvent(3), XStringToKeysym(3), XkbLookupKeySym(3), XkbRefreshKeyboardMapping(3), XmbLookupString(3), XwcLookupString(3), Xutf8LookupString(3), Compose(5)
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Referenced By

Compose(5), XDGA(3), XkbLookupKeyBinding(3), XkbRefreshKeyboardMapping(3), XkbTranslateKeyCode(3), XmbLookupString(3), XStringToKeysym(3).

XLookupString(3), XRebindKeysym(3) and XRefreshKeyboardMapping(3) are aliases of XLookupKeysym(3).

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