Unicode hex entry

Detlef Lechner Detlef.Lechner at gmx.net
Fri Feb 5 19:04:48 UTC 2010


On Thu, 2010-02-04 at 16:45 +0000, Séamas Ó Brógáin wrote:
> Detlef Lechner wrote:
> > May be you could type
> > xev Ctrl+Shift+U and report here if a small underlined letter u appears.
> > And if you continue keying in '0012' if 'Caret-R' appears.
> 
> No, what I get is:
> 
> KeyPress event, serial 30, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 74331, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x0, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe1, Shift_L), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 74333, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x1, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XmbLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 78206, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x5, keycode 30 (keysym 0x55, U), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (15) "#"
> XmbLookupString gives 1 bytes: (15) "#"
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 78256, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x5, keycode 30 (keysym 0x55, U), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 1 bytes: (15) "#"
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 100831, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x5, keycode 50 (keysym 0xffe1, Shift_L), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window 0x2000001,
> root 0x11c, subw 0x0, time 100835, (645,887), root:(708,953),
> state 0x4, keycode 37 (keysym 0xffe3, Control_L), same_screen YES,
> XLookupString gives 0 bytes:
> XFilterEvent returns: False
> 
> ... except that where a hash (#) appears above it is actually a box 
> showing the hex character number 0015.

In my opinion, this output points to the culprit. But I have not used
xev in great detail recently. Please consult the documents listed in
'man xev' unter 'SEE ALSO'.

May be http://www.columbia.edu/~djv/docs/keyremap.html will help you
along.

Regards,
Detlef

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