Bug 66347 - [xkbprint] Use symbols for all keys, even unknown, using unicode
Summary: [xkbprint] Use symbols for all keys, even unknown, using unicode
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: App/other (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-29 00:49 UTC by Stéphane Aulery
Modified: 2018-08-10 21:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Description Stéphane Aulery 2013-06-29 00:49:29 UTC

I have quite a few “interesting” symbols bound to various places on my
keyboard, accessible in the second group (using AltGr). Examples:

keycode 52 = y Y doublelowquotemark singlelowquotemark doublelowquotemark singlelowquotemark
keycode 61 = minus underscore endash 0x01002212 endash 0x01002212
keycode 59 = comma semicolon 0x01002026 multiply 0x01002026 multiply
(The unicode points are minus (−) and … respectively)

Unfortunately, xkbprint writes their names or unicode numbers, instead
of their symbols. I'd like to see xkbprint just use a unicode font to
print _any_ keysym using a symbol – after all, a the names are too long
and make the printout unreadable.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17.otto
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages xbase-clients depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-6 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfontconfig1               2.4.1-2     generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6                 2.2.1-5     FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfs6                       2:1.0.0-4   X11 Font Services library
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1]     6.5.1-0.2   A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libice6                      1:1.0.1-2   X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libpng12-0                   1.2.8rel-7  PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                       1:1.0.1-3   X11 Session Management library
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.0.3-2   X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                      1:1.0.1-2   X11 authorisation library
ii  libxaw7                      1:1.0.2-4   X11 Athena Widget library
ii  libxcursor1                  1.1.7-4     X cursor management library
ii  libxext6                     1:1.0.1-2   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6                       1:1.0.1-3   X11 Input extension library
ii  libxkbfile1                  1:1.0.3-2   X11 keyboard file manipulation lib
ii  libxmu6                      1:1.0.2-2   X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxmuu1                     1:1.0.2-2   X11 miscellaneous micro-utility li
ii  libxrandr2                   2: X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1                  1:0.9.1-3   X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxss1                      1:1.1.0-1   X11 Screen Saver extension library
ii  libxt6                       1:1.0.2-2   X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxtrap6                    1:1.0.0-4   X11 event trapping extension libra
ii  libxtst6                     1:1.0.1-5   X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  libxv1                       1:1.0.2-1   X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86dga1                 2:1.0.1-2   X11 Direct Graphics Access extensi
ii  libxxf86vm1                  1:1.0.1-2   X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  x11-common                   1:7.1.0-3   X Window System (X.Org) infrastruc
ii  zlib1g                       1:1.2.3-13  compression library - runtime

xbase-clients recommends no packages.

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Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-08-10 21:16:18 UTC
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