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NAME

       xkbcomp - compile XKB keyboard description

SYNOPSIS

       xkbcomp [option] source [ destination ]

DESCRIPTION

       The  xkbcomp  keymap  compiler  converts a description of an XKB keymap
       into one of several output formats.   The most common use  for  xkbcomp
       is  to create a compiled keymap file (.xkm extension) which can be read
       directly by XKB-capable X servers or utilities.   The  keymap  compiler
       can  also  produce  C  header  files or XKB source files.  The C header
       files produced by xkbcomp can be included by  X  servers  or  utilities
       that  need a built-in default keymap.  The XKB source files produced by
       xkbcomp are fully resolved and can be used to  verify  that  the  files
       which typically make up an XKB keymap are merged correctly or to create
       a single file which contains a complete description of the keymap.

       The source may specify an X display, or an .xkb or .xkm  file;   unless
       explicitly  specified,  the format of destination depends on the format
       of the source.   Compiling a .xkb (keymap source) file generates a .xkm
       (compiled keymap file) by default.   If the source is a .xkm file or an
       X display, xkbcomp generates a keymap source file by default.

       If the destination is an X display,  the  keymap  for  the  display  is
       updated with the compiled keymap.

       The  name  of  the destination is usually computed from the name of the
       source, with the extension replaced as appropriate.  When  compiling  a
       single  map from a file which contains several maps, xkbcomp constructs
       the destination file name by appending an appropriate extension to  the
       name of the map to be used.

OPTIONS

       -a      Show  all  keyboard  information, reporting implicit or derived
               information as a comment.  Only affects .xkb format output.

       -C      Produce a C header file as output (.h extension).

       -dflts  Compute defaults for any missing components, such as key names.

       -Idir   Specifies  top-level  directories  to  be  searched  for  files
               included by the  keymap  description.   After  all  directories
               specified  by  -I  options  have  been  searched,  the  current
               directory and  finally,  the  default  xkb  directory  (usually
               /usr/lib/X11/xkb) will be searched.

               To  prevent  the  current  and  default  directories from being
               searched, use the -I option alone (i.e. without  a  directory),
               before  any -I options that specify the directories you do want
               searched.

       -l      List maps that specify the map pattern in any files  listed  on
               the command line (not implemented yet).

       -m name Specifies  a  map  to  be  compiled  from an file with multiple
               entries.

       -merge  Merge the compiled information with the  map  from  the  server
               (not implemented yet).

       -o name Specifies a name for the generated output file.  The default is
               the name of the source file with an appropriate  extension  for
               the output format.

       -opt parts
               Specifies  a list of optional parts.  Compilation errors in any
               optional parts  are  not  fatal.   Parts  may  consist  of  any
               combination  of  the  letters  c,  g,k,s,t  which  specify  the
               compatibility  map,  geometry,  keycodes,  symbols  and  types,
               respectively.

       -Rdir   Specifies the root directory for relative path names.

       -synch  Force synchronization for X requests.

       -w lvl  Controls  the  reporting  of  warnings  during  compilation.  A
               warning level of 0 disables all warnings; a warning level of 10
               enables them all.

       -xkb    Generate  a  source description of the keyboard as output (.xkb
               extension).

       -xkm    Generate a compiled keymap file as output (.xkm extension).

SEE ALSO

       X(7)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1994, Silicon Graphics Computer  Systems  and  X  Consortium,
       Inc.
       See X(7) for a full statement of rights and permissions.

AUTHOR

       Erik Fortune, Silicon Graphics