Map a Keyboard Shortcut to an X Keysym

You can map a key or a key sequence to an X Keysym An X Keysym is an encoding of a symbol on the cap of a key. The set of defined X Keysyms includes the ISO Latin character sets, Katakana, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Technical, Publishing, APL, Hebrew, Thai, Korean, and other keys found on keyboards such as Return, Help, and Tab. A list of X Keysyms is associated with each keycode. The list is intended to convey the set of symbols on the corresponding key. Standard rules for obtaining an X Keysym from a KeyPress event make use of only the first four X Keysyms associated with a keycode. Depending on the state of the Shift and ModeSwitch (AltGr) modifiers, one of the first four keysyms will be selected. . For example, you can map the Alt key combined with the ` ~ key to send a Euro symbol ().

To map a Euro symbol to a Keyboard Shortcut

  1. In X Manager or X Manager for Domains, click Tools > Keyboard Maps.

  2. For Select Keyboard Map, select an editable keyboard map.

    NOTE:The default keyboard maps are not editable. Click Clone to create a new custom keyboard map based on an existing keyboard map.

  3. In the Keyboard Maps dialog box, click the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.

  4. In the Shortcut column, click the + sign.

  5. In the Specify Shortcut Key Combination dialog box, select Alt. Position your cursor in the Press a key field and click the ` ~ (backquote/tilde) key. If you don't have this key on your keyboard, select another key.

  6. Click OK.

    Alt+Back Quote is now selected in the Shortcut list.

  7. Click the Send X Keysyms button and then click the + sign to the right of X Keysyms to send.

  8. In the Select X Keysym dialog box, select the EuroSign.

    1. To find the Euro symbol quickly, type "euro" in the Only list X Keysyms whose names contain field.

    2. Select EuroSign from the Select X Keysyms from list field, then click OK.

NOTE:Administrators can also configure Keyboard Maps from the Domain Definitions tab.