rawKeyDown codes

John Craig jc at spl21.net
Thu Nov 16 18:24:01 EST 2006

Thank for the info, Dar - the codes I'm looking at are pretty basic - 
like delete & backspace - I shall have a read.....


Dar Scott wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2006, at 1:32 PM, John Craig wrote:
>> Does anyone know if the codes used in rawKeyDown are consistent 
>> across all platforms?
> The code are somewhat consistent, but I don't think rawKeyDown works 
> exactly the same across all platforms--not sure.
> The codes are keysyms (first used on X11, and now Revolution and tkl) 
> and you might find some descriptions online that addresses platform 
> interpretations.  The keysyms seem to attempt to address keys and 
> characters in a useful mix.  Even so, some important keys are missing 
> and the character encoding predates Unicode.  Perhaps this will be 
> rectified.
> So, I'd look around online for possible gotchas and then test on 
> primary platforms.
> Dar
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