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Re: Keystrokes sending digit prefixes


From: Tim Johnson
Subject: Re: Keystrokes sending digit prefixes
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:11:14 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.7.0 (2016-08-17)

* Yuri Khan <address@hidden> [160929 02:37]:
> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 7:11 AM, Tim Johnson <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > The Jelly Comb has three "non-typical" keys: left parens, right
> > parens and equals.
> >
> > These keys are not being translated as characters by linux. At the
> > gnome console, '(' prints 040, ')' prints 041, and '=' prints 061
> > The python interpreter acts the same way.
> >
> > xev reads multiple keysyms and keycodes from each press.
> >
> > Emacs (in Gui mode) handles these keys in an interesting fashion -
> > at least interesting to me.
> >
> > On emacs, these three keys produce digit prefixes: 40, 41 and 60
> > respectively.
> 
> My crystal ball says they imitate the Windows way of entering
> characters by code where you turn on Num Lock, hold down Alt, then
> enter the character code on the numeric keypad and finally release
> Alt.
  Pretty much, yes. 

-- 
Tim 
http://www.akwebsoft.com, http://www.tj49.com



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