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Re: XKB's keymaps for the Hurd console

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: XKB's keymaps for the Hurd console
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 02:03:58 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.12-2006-07-14

Diego Nieto Cid, le Sat 02 Apr 2011 20:11:26 -0300, a écrit :
> From kstoucs.c, the required function by our implementation is KeySymToUcs4.
> Unfortunately, it is private. 
> The apropiate public API seems to be XwcLookupString. But it needs a display.

It's not really a display which is needed, but keycodes, which you don't
really want to have.

There indeed doesn't seem to be any "right" interface for it.  Issues
with copy/pasting imKStoUCS.c is copyright assignment and having
to update it. In that precise case, however, there's another way:
reimplement by parsing /usr/include/X11/keysymdef.h. The format used by
Xorg is strictly 

#define XK_foobar  0x1234 /* U+UVWX blabla */

so you can parse this, and regenerate a keysymtoucs() which looks like


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