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Old 04-04-2006, 10:37 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2004
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Japanese with a 104-key US keyboard

I want to use my US_english keyboard with 104 keys (plus some media keys) as a japanese keyboard. I may add kana stickers to it in the future. I currently use SKIM but that only works so well. the problem lies (I think) in the fact that my keyboard does not have keys for muhenkan , henkan/zenkouho, and hiragana/katakana.
See this site for a picture: .

Is it possible to remap my win keys and the drop-down menu key to these? Or maybe even one of the media keys at the top of my keyboard.
Old 04-05-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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You can easily program keys in the following way:

1. get "getscancodes" from [url][url]
2. run that program as root, to get the scancodes for each key
3. map the keys to whichever fuction you would like with xmodmap

my ~/.Xmodmap file for my Microsoft Natural Multimiedia keyboard is as follows
keycode 0xcc = XF86Documents
keycode 0xe4 = XF86Pictures
keycode 188 = XF86Music
keycode 160 = XF86AudioMute
keycode 162 = XF86AudioPlay
keycode 0xa4 = XF86AudioStop
keycode 176 = XF86AudioRaiseVolume
keycode 174 = XF86AudioLowerVolume
keycode 144 = XF86AudioPrev
keycode 153 = XF86AudioNext
keycode 237 = XF86AudioMedia
keycode 236 = XF86Mail
keycode 178 = XF86HomePage
keycode 133 = XF86Messenger
keycode 161 = XF86Calculater
keycode 0x96 = XF86LogOff
keycode 0xdf = XF86Standby
keycode 245 = XF86LightBulb
keycode 136 = XF86History
keycode 135 = XF86Refresh
keycode 190 = XF86New
keycode 191 = XF86Open
keycode 192 = XF86Close
keycode 193 = XF86Reply
keycode 194 = XF86MailForward
keycode 195 = XF86Send
keycode 163 = XF86Spell
keycode 203 = XF86Save
keycode 216 = XF86Display

Does that help?


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