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Bug#265596: marked as done (xbase-clients: [xmodmap] explain or cross-reference keysym concept in manpage)

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and subject line Bug#265596: xbase-clients: [xmodmap] explain or cross-reference keysym concept in manpage
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Package: xbase-clients
Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
Severity: minor
File: /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xmodmap.1x.gz

$ man xmodmap
       ...to convert event keycodes into keysyms.

But what exactly keysyms are is never explained.
Apparently they describe software items, and keycodes describe hardware...

       keysym KEYSYMNAME = KEYSYMNAME ...
               The KEYSYMNAME on the left hand side is  translated  into  matching  keycodes
               used  to  perform  the corresponding set of keycode expressions.  The list of

The reader cannot clearly grasp which [left or right of the = sign] refers
to what is painted on their keyboard, and which refers to the traditional
"task" with that name.

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The manpage points to documentation files, closing.


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