Convert among X11 keysyms, unicodes, and string names in node.js
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Keysym

This library converts among X11 keysyms, unicodes, and string names in node.js.

Why would anybody want to do that? Why indeed, dear reader. Why indeed.

Methods

  • fromKeysym - look up a record from an integral keysym
  • fromUnicode - look up a record from its integral unicode position
  • fromName - look up a record by name

You can also get at all the records at require('keysym').records.

Record Format

Records are just hashes with fields: keysym, unicode, status, ane name. These fields come directly from keysyms.txt, except keysym and unicode are converted from hexadecimal strings to integers.

Example

Look up keysym records from a unicode position

var ks = require('keysym');
console.dir(ks.fromUnicode(8))

Output: [ { keysym: 65288 , unicode: 8 , status: 'f' , names: [ 'BackSpace' ] } ]

Installation

To install with npm:

npm install keysym

To run the tests with expresso:

expresso

Credits

This module is basically just a thin wrapper around a public domain keysym dataset compiled by Markus G. Kuhn.

Specifically, it's from this file.