5. Character sets

If you want to build an .Xmodmap and you know how the character looks visually, you may have problems about knowing how it is defined by name. A good site that may help you with this may be: http://www.geocities.com/gorazd.hribar/latin-2/eng-iso-8859-2.html Here you can see ISO8859-2 characters visually.

I also included here some ISO8859-2 Character definitions for you to know which names are used for pertinent keys. It may not be complete and you should not bother about the keycode numbers, but notice how keys are named. Much of this information is useful to build a keyboard with ISO8859-1 characters only, or a combination of East European characters and Western characters. If you're going to use other languages than the Central European or West-European ones, find a pertinent table for your ISO*** character set on the Internet. The gdkkeysyms.h file that contains all the crazy names for keycode entities including hexcodes is in (older versions of RedHat) /usr/include/gdk/ directory. If no gdkkeysyms.h file is on your sustem, see the file /usr/X11R6/include/X11/keysymdef.h (you must install XFree86 development package to make use of this directory), or try to look in /lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.0/i386-linux/GTK/keysyms.pm (it also contains names of keycode entities including hex codes). If you have a newer version of PERL, the version number "5.6.0" may differ. The similar thing should apply to other systems (FreeBSD), too, as they also use PERL.

5.1. ISO-8859-2 (ISO Latin2) character set

Xmodmap entities with their word definitions (which you put in the Xmodmap file) and their visual representation. Some word definitions lack their visual forms.

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space

exclam !

quotedbl "

numbersign #

dollar $

percent

ampersand &

quoteright '

parenleft (

parenright )

asterisk *

plus +

comma ,

hyphen -

period .

slash /

zero 0

one 1

two 2

three 3

four 4

five 5

six 6

seven 7

eight 8

nine 9

colon :

semicolon ;

less < <

equal =

greater > >

question ?

at @

A A

B B

C C

D D

E E

F F

G G

H H

I I

J J

K K

L L

M M

N N

O O

P P

Q Q

R R

S S

T T

U U

V V

W W

X X

Y Y

Z Z

bracketleft [

backslash \

bracketright ]

asciicircum ^

underscore _

quoteleft `

a a

b b

c c

d d

e e

f f

g g

h h

i i

j j

k k

l l

m m

n n

o o

p p

q q

r r

s s

t t

u u

v v

w w

x x

y y

z z

braceleft {

bar |

braceright }

tilde

space

Aogonek

breve

Lslash

currency

Lcaron

Sacute

section

dieresis

Scaron Š

Scedilla

Tcaron Ť

Zacute Ź

hyphen

Zcaron Ž

Zdotaccent

degree

aogonek

ogonek

lslash

acute

lcaron ľ

sacute ś

caron

cedilla

scaron š

scedilla

tcaron ť

zacute

hungarumlaut

zcaron ž

zdotaccent

Racute

Aacute

Acircumflex

Abreve

Adieresis

Lacute

Cacute

Ccedilla

Ccaron Č

Eacute

Eogonek

Edieresis

Ecaron Ě

Iacute

Icircumflex

Dcaron Ď

Eth

Nacute Ń

Ncaron Ň

Oacute

Ocircumflex

Ohungarumlaut

Odieresis

multiply

Rcaron Ř

Uring Ů

Uacute

hungarumlaut

Udieresis

Yacute

Tcedilla

germandbls

racute

aacute

acircumflex

abreve

adieresis

lacute

cacute

ccedilla

ccaron č

eacute

eogonek

edieresis

ecaron

iacute

icircumflex

dcaron

dbar

nacute

ncaron

oacute

ocircumflex

ohungarumlaut

odieresis

divide

rcaron

uring

uacute

uhungarumlaut

udieresis

yacute

tcedilla

dotaccent

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First, if you are using older systems (see the legacy solution), try to see if definitions will give you (after installing pertinent fonts and building the Xmodmap map with keyboard definitions for X) what they say they are. If they will not give you what they say they are, see my legacy soluttion.

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