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       kbd_mode - report or set the keyboard mode


       kbd_mode [ -a | -u | -k | -s ]


       Without  argument,  kbd_mode  prints  the  current  keyboard mode (RAW,
       MEDIUMRAW or XLATE).  With argument,  it  sets  the  keyboard  mode  as

       -s: scancode mode (RAW),

       -k: keycode mode (MEDIUMRAW),

       -a: ASCII mode (XLATE),

       -u: UTF-8 mode (UNICODE).

       Of  course  the  "-a" is only traditional, and the code used can be any
       8-bit character set.  With "-u" a 16-bit character set is expected, and
       these  chars  are  transmitted  to  the  kernel  as  1,  2,  or 3 bytes
       (following the UTF-8 coding).   In  these  latter  two  modes  the  key
       mapping defined by loadkeys(1) is used.

       Warning:  changing  the  keyboard  mode,  other  than between ASCII and
       Unicode, will probably make your keyboard unusable.   This  command  is
       only  meant  for use (say via remote login) when some program left your
       keyboard in the wrong state.  Note that in some  obsolete  versions  of
       this program the "-u" option was a synonym for "-s".



                                  6 Apr 1994                       KBD_MODE(1)