XkbTranslateKeyCode - Man Page

Translate a keycode to a key symbol and modifiers


Bool XkbTranslateKeyCode (XkbDescPtr xkb, KeyCode key, unsigned int mods, unsigned int *mods_rtrn, KeySym *keysym_rtrn);


- xkb

keyboard description to use for translation

- key

keycode to translate

- mods

modifiers to apply when translating key

- mods_rtrn

backfilled with consumed modifiers

- keysym_rtrn

keysym resulting from translation


mods_rtrn is backfilled with the modifiers consumed by the translation process. mods is a bitwise inclusive OR of the legal modifier masks: ShiftMask, LockMask,  ControlMask, Mod1Mask, Mod2Mask, Mod3Mask, Mod4Mask, Mod5Mask.The  AlwaysConsumeShiftAndLock library control (see below), if enabled, causes XkbTranslateKeyCode to consume shift and lock. XkbTranslateKeyCode returns True if the translation resulted in a keysym, and False if it resulted  in NoSymbol.

The AlwaysConsumeShiftAndLock control, if enabled, forces XLookupString to consume the Shift and Lock modifiers when processing all keys, even if the  definition for the key type does not specify these modifiers. The  AlwaysConsumeShiftAndLock control is unset by default.

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libX11 1.8.1 X Version 11 XKB FUNCTIONS