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Re: X keyboard settings (was keyboard macro)

From: Jürgen Sauermann
Subject: Re: X keyboard settings (was keyboard macro)
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:59:45 +0000 (UTC)
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Rustom Mody <rustompmody <at>> writes:

> On Monday, October 21, 2013 11:47:30 PM UTC+5:30, Yuri Khan wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:35 PM, Christof Spitz  wrote:
> > 
> > > I have to write special characters for transliteration of a non-european
> > > language (devanagari) in Emacs. 
> > It never ceases to amaze me how far people are willing to go just to
> > avoid using an appropriate OS-level keyboard layout. In your case,
> > probably, the command “setxkbmap -layout "us,in" -variant ",deva"
> > -options "grp:caps_toggle,grp_led:caps"” will help a lot.
> Hey its great to hear of this!
> Ive been trying to put together something for the new gnu apl that has
just been released.
> The author gives an xmodmap that works for apl but makes emacs close to
unusable -- Alt-x becomes an Apl char. 
> However all my attempts at wrapping my head round xmodmap have failed so far.
> Can setxkbmap replace xmodmap?
> So far I found xkeycaps which seems to be such a replacement. When I use
it and try to save the map it segfaults 


I have seen this segfault with setxkbmap happening when the keycodes are
do not fit in one byte (which is the case for all Unicode APL characters).

⍝ Jürgen

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