Keyboard Detection?

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at
Fri Dec 11 18:05:01 EST 2009

On 12/12/09 12:48 AM, Colin Holgate wrote:
> If you look at how Apple do it with wireless keyboards, they ask you to press the key immediately to the left of another key, and then maybe the key to the right of a different key. With a couple of presses you can work out a lot of information, that would help you know what sort of keyboard layout it is.

I am aware of that having performed about 100 Linux installs . . .   :)

However, what I am looking for is automatic detection, so that when a
stack/standalone opens it 'reads' the keyboard of the host computer.


Because pressing the first letter key in the top-right will give a 
KeyDown signal if one uses (say) a QWERTY or an AZERTY keyboard.

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