scancode_to_ascii man page

scancode_to_ascii — Converts a scancode to an ASCII character. Allegro game programming library.


#include <allegro.h>

int scancode_to_ascii(int scancode);


Converts the given scancode to an ASCII character for that key (mangling Unicode values), returning the unshifted uncapslocked result of pressing the key, or zero if the key isn't a character-generating key or the lookup can't be done. The lookup cannot be done for keys like the F1-F12 keys or the cursor keys, and some drivers will only return approximate values. Generally, if you want to display the name of a key to the user, you should use the scancode_to_name function.


int ascii;
ascii = scancode_to_ascii(scancode);
allegro_message("You pressed '%c'\n", ascii);

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