Re: [hatari-devel] Suggestion for enhanced keymap table format

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Hi Eero

CKBD definitely supports it under TOS, and EmuTOS supports it too (search kb_altnum in bios\ikbd.c), maybe TOS 4.04 supports it too as I remember my sister using it to type Spanish characters whenwas studying Spanish (but can't remember if CKBD was running then, I'll check that later on my Falcon)

As you say, there are probably limitations/edge cases with keys being up or down, the same as there were in other situations with shift/alt, but in general I think there's more value having that in than out, to offer complete support of the PC's keyboard. The edge cases  where people do ALT-µ are pretty slim... And we can have a switch to just disable support for it.

What doesn't work in what I did ?


Le 25/10/2021 à 01:01, Eero Tamminen a écrit :


On 14.10.2021 21.19, Eero Tamminen wrote:
On 14.10.2021 9.44, Vincent Barrilliot wrote:
This applies to PressedModifiers only. STScanCodes still needs to be an array so we can specify ALT-xxx sequences.

Ah, that's a very good point!

(Somehow I had not understood that your
"Max is alt-a-b-c" comment in code meant those.)

Which Atari SW supports that?  Neither EmuTOS
nor real TOS seems to support it, so I could
not have tested it.

Also, I assume that each of the XXX digit keys
must be raised before simulating pressing the next
digit key down, and there probably needs to be
some emulated time to have elapsed between those,
for them to register properly inside emulation.

Implementing something like that (emulation
running between inserting of the ALT-xxx digits)
would be *way* too complex.

    - Eero

PS. except for this last item, the new patches are
ready.  I have not tested them yet, except that
they do build.

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