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Re: Keystrokes sending digit prefixes

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Keystrokes sending digit prefixes
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:49:21 +0600

On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 7:11 AM, Tim Johnson <> 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

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