Subject: What is a keysym, scan code, etc?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Travis Hassloch x231 <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/05/1996 16:13:32
I'm a bit confused by all the layering of keyboard interpretation.

As I see it:

keyboard ------> kbd/bios/firmware -------> kernel ----------> procs
         ?code?                   scan code       ascii/signals

Things get more muddy (to me, anyway) when X is involved.

Drivers are also involved here somewhere, but I don't know if it does the
mapping to or from scan codes.

Can anyone illuminate it for me?
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