Subject: kern/32754: <--- key should produce ^H and ^?
To: None <,,>
From: Rhialto <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/05/2006 23:50:00
>Number:         32754
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       <--- key should produce ^H and ^?
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Feb 05 23:50:00 +0000 2006
>Originator:     Rhialto
>Release:        NetBSD 3.0
System: NetBSD 3.0 NetBSD 3.0 (Radls Doordringend Onjuiste Akkoord) #0: Sat Jan 28 16:44:07 CET 2006 amd64
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64
	The file /sys/dev/pckbport/wskbdmap_mfii.c maps the <--- key only

    KC(14),  KS_Cmd_ResetEmul,	KS_Delete,

	Given the religious wars between the groups which want that key
	to produce Backspace and those who want DEL, it would be very
	useful if *at the very least* the <--- key could produce both of
	them, one unshifted and the other shifted. Real terminals often
	even have a preference where you can choose which character is
	the unshifted one.

	On USB keyboards, the situation is reversed, where ythe <--- key
	only produces Backspace and has no option for DEL.

	On a wscons console with ps/2 keyboard, wonder how to get a
	Backspace character.  Fail to find it (apart from Control+H).

	(for wskbdmap_mfii.c)

    KC(14),  KS_Cmd_ResetEmul,	KS_Delete,   KS_BackSpace,

	or (my preference)

    KC(14),  KS_Cmd_ResetEmul,	KS_BackSpace,   KS_Delete,

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert      -- You author it, and I'll reader it.
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