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Old 10-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Any simple tutorial for xmodmap or xkeycap?

I am a bit lost in the man pages.

Essentially, I want to make the left ctrl key "}" and the key besides it "{".
And similar things for other brackets.

The output of xkeycap had this for the left ctrl key:
! The "Ctrl" key generates Multi_key, NoSymbol, and Multi_key
Is there a simple tutorial which explains in plain englush what the different entries mean?

keycode 0x30 =  masculine       ordfeminine     masculine       ordfeminine     dead_circumflex dead_caron      dead_circumflex
What do the 7 entries for keycode 0x30 denote?
How do I find which entry to modify for left ctrl key?

What do the following mean?
keycode 0x6D =  Multi_key       NoSymbol        Multi_key
keycode 0x64 =  Henkan_Mode     NoSymbol        Henkan_Mode
keycode 0x68 =  KP_Enter        NoSymbol        KP_Enter
keycode 0x66 =  Muhenkan        NoSymbol        Muhenkan
keycode 0x5A =  KP_Insert       KP_0            KP_Insert       KP_0
keycode 0x5B =  KP_Delete       KP_Decimal      KP_Delete       KP_Decimal

clear Shift
clear Lock
clear Control
clear Mod1
clear Mod2
clear Mod3
clear Mod4
clear Mod5

add    Shift   = Shift_L Shift_R
add    Lock    = Caps_Lock
add    Control = Control_L Control_R Multi_key
add    Mod1    = Alt_L 0x00CD
add    Mod2    = Num_Lock
add    Mod4    = Super_L Super_R 0x00CE 0x00CF
add    Mod5    = ISO_Level3_Shift Mode_switch
Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by wearetheborg View Post
Essentially, I want to make the left ctrl key "}" and the key besides it "{".
And similar things for other brackets.
If all you need is to swap keys around, I think I can help you do that because I've done it on my keyboard with xmodmap, but I wont be able to help with all the technical stuff your asking.

Last edited by clifford227; 10-04-2012 at 04:15 AM.


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