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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] cannot input bar with JP106 keyboards
    From: Vojtech Pavlik <>
    Subject: Re: [PATCH] cannot input bar with JP106 keyboards
    Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:35:32 +0100

    > > By the way, the bar key on JP 106 keyboard is actually the backslash
    > > key and bar is equal to shift-backslash on JP 106. But there is
    > > another backslash key (scancode 0x73) and input of backslash is not a
    > > problem.
    > Keycode 183 is correct for the japanese backslash key. 2.4 didn't
    > differentiate, 2.6 does. You just need to update your keymap.

    2.4 kernel does differentiate two backslash key on JP 106 keyboard.

    When I press lower-right backslash (scancode 0x73), I get keycode
    89 on both Linux 2.4 and 2.6.

    When I press upper-right backslash (scancode 0x7d), whose key top is
    Japanese yen and bar, I get keycode 124 on Linux 2.4 but 183 on Linux

    Is the change of keycode of upper-right backslash a new feature of
    Linux 2.6? What is the advantage of this new feature?

    The following is from /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/jp106.kmap in

    keycode 89 = backslash underscore
    control keycode 89 = Control_backslash
    keycode 124 = backslash bar
    control keycode 124 = Control_backslash

    Ryutaroh Matsumoto
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