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NAME

       xvkbd - virtual keyboard for X window system

DESCRIPTION

       xvkbd  is  a  virtual  (graphical) keyboard program for X Window System
       which  provides  facility  to  enter  characters  onto  other   clients
       (softwares)  by  clicking  on a keyboard displayed on the screen.  This
       may be used for systems without  a  hardware  keyboard  such  as  kiosk
       terminals  or handheld devices.  This program also has facility to send
       characters specified as the command line option to another client.

       The standard keyboard layout is based on the traditional US layout, but
       some other keyboard layout (see "Screen Shot") are also supported.  The
       default window size may be too large for systems with small screen, but
       it can be configured to use smaller space (220x90 pixels, for example).
       For details, see also "Screen Shot" and "How to Customize xvkbd" below,
       and resouce files in the distribution.

       xvkbd  version 2.1 and later support word completion, which may make it
       easier to enter long words with xvkbd.

       IMPORTANT NOTE: When invoking xvkbd from display managers such as  XDM,
       GDM,  etc.,  always  use  xvkbd  with  -secure  option or you will have
       serious security risk.

Environment

       xvkbd will work on X11R5 or X11R6.  It is tested on  redhat  Linux  and
       Solaris, and it will work also on most UNIX-like systems.

       This  program  uses  Xaw  (use  of Xaw3d is recommended) and no special
       library is required.

Operation

    Input Keys
       When xvkbd is started, the image of a keyboard will be displayed on the
       screen.   Clicking  any key on the xvkbd window will send the character
       to the focused window as if the key had been actually  typed  with  the
       hardware keyboard.

       If  you  want  to input upper-case alphabets or other characters on the
       upper position  on  the  keyboard,  you  should  click  the  key  after
       selecting  Shift  by  clicking it, or click the key with mouse button 3
       (maybe right button) or mouse button 4.  In the similar manner, if  you
       want  to  input  Controled  characters,  you should click the key after
       clicking Control, or click the key with mouse button  2  (maybe  middle
       button).   Alt and Meta can be used in the similar manner with Control,
       but there are no shortcuts with mouse buttons.

    β€β€˜β€β€˜Quick Modifiersβ€β€™β€β€™
       xvkbd 2.5 and later  support  another  way  to  input  characters  with
       modifiers  such  as  Shift,  Control,  AltGr, etc., which may be useful
       especially for machines with touch panels such as PDAs - we would  call
       it "Quick Modifiers".

       Quick   Modifiers  can  be  enabled/disabled  by  the  β€˜β€˜Enable  "Quick
       Modifiers?’’ entry on  the  property  panel.   If  Quick  Modifiers  is
       enabled,  it  will  be activated by pressing a key on the xvkbd window,
       move the pointer outside of the key, and then release the mouse  button
       or equivalent.

       The direction of the pointer motion will select the modifier:

             up        - Shift
             right     - AltGr
             right-up  - Shift AltGr
             left      - Control
             left-up   - Shift Control
             down      - Meta
             left-down - Alt

    Setting Input Focus
       If  you  are using a window manager and clients where you can set input
       focus by clicking mouse button on the window (and  you  don’t  have  to
       keep  pointer in the window after that), you can simply set input focus
       in the normal way and then  click  keys  on  the  xvkbd  window  -  the
       character will be sent to the selected position.

       If  you  are  using a window manager or clients where you must keep the
       pointer in the input field to input from the keyboard, or if the  input
       focus  is  switched  to the xvkbd window when you clicked on the key on
       the xvkbd window, you must make xvkbd to set input focus explicitly  by
       clicking  the  Focus  button  on the xvkbd window and then click on the
       input field.  This input focus can be cleared by clicking Focus  button
       with mouse button 3, or simply clicking Focus button twice.

    Word Completion
       Choosing  β€˜β€˜Word  Completion...’’  in the main menu will popup the Word
       Completion panel.

       When you entered characters by clicked keys  on  the  xvkbd  window  as
       usual  while  the  Word  Completion  panel open, words started with the
       characters will be listed in the panel, and you can enter the remaining
       characters  of  the  selected  word by clicking one of the words in the
       list.

       The  dictionary  (list  of  words)  file  is  /usr/share/dict/words  by
       default,  but  it  can  be  changed  by  -dict option or xvkbd.dictFile
       resouce.

    Main Menu
       Pressing the β€˜β€˜xvkbd’’ logo on the main  keyboard  (placed  near  left-
       bottom corner in the default configuration) will popup the main menu.

       The menu contains following items:

       About...
           Show short description of this program.

       Manual...
           Launch manual page reader.

       Keypad...
           Open the Keypad panel.

       Sun Function Keys...
           Open the Sun Function Keys panel.

       Dead Keys...
           Open  the  Dead  Keys  panel  which  can  be  used  to  enter Latin
           characters with accent symbol in double stroke.

       Word Completion...
           Open the Word Completion panel.

       Change Keyboard Layout...
           Open a popup window to change the keyboard layout.  In the  default
           configuration,  Default  (US),  Belgian,  Danish,  French,  German,
           Icelandic, Italian, Japanese (JIS-X-6002),  Japanese  (JIS-X-6004),
           Korean,   Norwegian,   Portuguese,   Russian,   Spanish,   Swedish,
           Swiss/German, United Kingdom and Latin-1 are available.

       Edit Function Keys...
           Open a popup window to edit string assigned to function keys.   See
           also "Assigning Text to Function Keys".

       Show Keypad?
           Toggle show/hide of the keypad on the main window.

       Show Function Keys?
           Toggle show/hide of the function keys on the main window.

       Property...
           Popup the Property panel.

       Connect to Remote Display...
           Open  a  panel  to  specify  the  name  of  a  remote display to be
           connected, so that following key events will be sent to windows  on
           the remote display.

       Revert to Local Display
           Disconnect  from  the  remote  display so that following key events
           will be sent to windows on the local display.

    Property Panel
       Enable "Quick Modifiers"?
           Toggle enable/disable of the Quick Modifiers feature.

       Lock Shift?
           Toggle locking/momentary of Shift keys.

       Lock AltGr?
           Toggle locking/momentary of AltGr key.

       Lock Control, Alt and Meta?
           Toggle locking/momentary of Control, Alt and Meta keys.

       Always on Top?
           If this entry is set ON, xvkbd attempts to keep  the  xvkbd  window
           always  on  the  top of the display (i.e. not to be hidden by other
           windows).  This feature is experimental, and care should  be  taken
           as this feature can cause problem in some situations.

       Use XTEST Extension?
           XTEST  extension  will  be  used if this entry is checked.  If this
           entry is  set  inactive,  the  X  server  does  not  support  XTEST
           extension.

       Jump Pointer?
           If  this  entry is set ON, xvkbd will temporary jump the pointer to
           the focused window, if XTEST extension is to be  used  to  simulate
           keyboard events.

       Key-Click Sound
           Set on/off and duration of key-click sound.

       Automatic Click
           Set  on/off  of  the  automatic  click feature and the delay before
           automatic click is activated.  If this feature is set,  xvkbd  will
           work as if left mouse button is clicked when mouse pointer is moved
           on a button and stays long  enough.   You  may  want  to  set  Jump
           Pointer? to OFF to avoid auto-repeating.

    Options
       xvkbd  accept  following  command  line options, in addition to general
       options such as β€˜-display’.

       -xsendevent
           Make xvkbd to use XSendEvent() to simulate keyboard events,  as  it
           was  in xvkbd version 1.0.  xvkbd version 1.1 and later will try to
           use XTEST extension instead in the default configuration.
           If XTEST extension is not supported by the  X  server,  xvkbd  will
           automatically switch to this mode.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.xtest: false’ has the same function.

       -no-sync
           Normally, xvkbd attempts to synchronize with the destinating client
           step by step.  This can cause problem when the  client  (or  the  X
           server) responded too slow.  In such situation, maybe this -no-sync
           can solve the problem.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.noSync: true’ has the same function.

       -no-jump-pointer
           Make xvkbd not to jump the pointer when  sending  events.   In  the
           default,  xvkbd  will  temporary  jump  the  pointer to the focused
           window, if input focus is set  explicitly  via  Focus  button,  and
           XTEST extension is to be used to simulate keyboard events.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.jumpPointer: false’ has the same function.

       -no-back-pointer
           Make  xvkbd  not  to jump the pointer back to the original position
           after events has been sent.  Maybe this can be  useful  when  using
           xvkbd to move the pointer position.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.jumpPointerBack: false’ has the same function.

       -modal
           Make labels on keys in the xvkbd window to be set independently for
           each of four shift states, not shifted,  Shift,  AltGr  and  Shift-
           AltGr.   This is useful when you want to make the xvkbd window very
           small.
           See also "Customizing Keyboard Layout" and  resouce  files  in  the
           distribution.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.modalKeytop: true’ has the same function.

       -geometry  [widthxheight][+xoff+yoff]
           Set window geometry (size and position).
           You can use form like -geometry 400x130 to specify the window size,
           -geometry +100+100 to specify the  window  position  from  left/top
           edge  of  the screen, and -geometry 400x130+100+100 to specify both
           the  size  and  the  position.   You  can  specify  position   from
           right/bottom edge of the screen by using - instead of +, but please
           note that you must take account of size of the window border.   (If
           you  specify  β€˜-geometry  -0-0’,  the  window  will  not fit in the
           screen.)
           This can be set by xvkbd.windowGeometry resource (note that  it  is
           not xvkbd.geometry), too.

       -no-repeat
           Do not auto-repeat even if key is depressed long time.
           If  auto-repeat is enabled (this is the default), time before start
           auto-repeat can be set as β€˜xvkbd*Repeater.initialDelay:  600’,  and
           period  of  repeat can be set as β€˜xvkbd*Repeater.minimumDelay: 100’
           (unit of there parameters are milli-seconds).
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.autoRepeat: false’ has the same function.

       -no-functionkey
           Do not display function keys.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.functionkey: false’ has the same function.

       -no-keypad
           Do not display keypad.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.keypad: false’ has the same function.

       -compact
           Do not display function keys nor keypad.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.compact: true’ has the same function.

       -keypad
           Display only keypad.  This option will be ignored  if  β€˜-no-keypad’
           or β€˜-compact’ is specified.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.keypadOnly: true’ has the same function.

       -text string
           Send  the string to the focused window (see also β€˜-window’ option).
           If this option is specified, xvkbd will not  open  its  window  and
           terminate soon after sending the string.
           The string can contain:

           - \r - Return

           - \t - Tab

           - \b - Backspace

           - \e - Escape

           - \d - Delete

           - \S  -  Shift  (modify the next character; please note that modify
             with  β€˜β€˜\S’’  will  be  ignored  in  many  cases.   For  example,
             β€˜β€˜a\Cb\ScD\CE’’  will be interpreted as a, Control-b, c, Shift-D,
             and Control-Shift-E.)

           - \C - Control (modify the next character)

           - \A - Alt (modify the next character)

           - \M - Meta (modify the next character)

           - \[keysym] - the keysym keysym (e.g., \[Left])

           - \Ddigit - delay digit * 100 ms

           - \xvalue - move mouse pointer (use "+" or "-" for relative motion)

           - \yvalue - move mouse pointer (use "+" or "-" for relative motion)

           - \mdigit - simulate click of the specified mouse button

       -file filename
           Send the contents of the specified file to the focused window  (see
           also  β€˜-window’  option).   If β€˜β€˜-’’ was specified as the filename,
           string to be sent will be read from the standard input (stdin).
           If this option is specified, xvkbd will not  open  its  window  and
           terminate soon after sending the string.

       -delay value
           Put  value  ms of delay for every character when sending characters
           with -text or -file.  Maybe this is useful when problem arises when
           characters are entered too fast.

       -window window
           Specify  the  ID  (hexadecimal  value  leaded with β€˜0x’, or decimal
           value) or name (instance name or class name) of the window  to  set
           input  focus.  If this is not specified, xvkbd will use input focus
           under control of the window  manager,  unless  focus  is  specified
           explicitly via Focus button.  Even if this option is specified, you
           can set input focus to other windows using Focus button,  or  clear
           the input focus.
           If there are two or more windows which have the name specified with
           this option, the window which was found first will be selected.

       -widget widget-name
           Specify the name of the widget to set the input focus.  To use this
           feature,  the  client  must  support Editres protocol.  In general,
           this option will be used with β€˜-window’ option.
           If you want to set input focus to the widget foo.bar.zot,  you  can
           write  zot,  bar.zot  or  foo.bar.zot  as  widget-name.   To  avoid
           confusion, the widget-name should match with a single widget of the
           client.
           For example,

               xvkbd -window xarchie -widget searchText -text "\Ca\Ckabc\r"

           will  enter  the  string  β€˜β€˜abc’’ to the β€˜β€˜Search Term’’ field of a
           xarchie window.

       -true-keypad
           If this option is specified, xvkbd will attempt to use keysyms such
           as XK_KP_1 instead of XK_1.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.keypadKeysym: true’ has the same function.

       -dict filename
           Specify  the  dictionary  (list  of words) file to be used for word
           completion.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.dictFile: filename’ has the same function.
           See also β€˜β€˜Making your own completion dictionary’’.

       -minimizable
           Make xvkbd window can be minimized (iconified) even  if  no  window
           manager  is  in  use.  When this feature is enabled, small triangle
           will be displayed at left ot the xvkbd main menu, and xvkbd  window
           will be minimized when the triangle is clicked.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.minimizable: true’ has the same function.

       -secure
           Disable  invocation  of  external commands, including user assigned
           command and  the  online  manual  reader.   Connection  to  another
           displays  would  also  be disabled.  This option may be useful when
           xvkbd is to be run with some kind of privileges.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.secure: true’ has the same function.

       -nonexitable
           Disable termination of the  xvkbd  program.   This  option  may  be
           useful  when  xvkbd  is to be run automatically for systems with no
           keyboards and users should not terminate the xvkbd.
           Resource β€˜xvkbd.nonexitable: true’ has the same function.

       -xdm
           Same as -secure -nonexitable.  When xvkbd is to be  run  for  login
           screen, it would be suggested to use this option.

       -modifiers modifiers
           Normally,  xvkbd  will  activate  modifiers  (control, shift, etc.)
           only whille sending characters.  If modifiers were  specified  with
           this  option,  the  specified  modifiers  will  be  activated while
           corresponding key on the xvkbd window is in active.   For  example,
           you can specify -modifiers shift,control,meta,alt to apply this for
           those four modifiers.  Maybe this can be useful when attempting  to
           decorate the mouse operations with the modifiers.  Please note that
           the modifiers will also be applied when attempting to click on  the
           xvkbd  window  and  which can prevent the correct operation in some
           situations.
           Resource  β€˜xvkbd.positiveModifiers:  modifiers...’  has  the   same
           function.

Screen Shot

       Default (US)
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-normal.gif

       Belgian
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-belgian.gif

       Danish
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-danish.gif

       French
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-french.gif
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-french2.gif

       German
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-german.gif

       Icelandic
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-icelandic.gif

       Italian
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-italian.gif

       Japanese (JIS-X-6002)
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-jisx6002.gif

       Japanese (JIS-X-6004)
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-jisx6004.gif

       Norwegian
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-norwegian.gif

       Portuguese
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-portuguese.gif

       Spanish
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-spanish.gif

       Swedish
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-swedish.gif

       Swiss/German
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-swissgerman.gif

       United Kingdom
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-uk.gif

       Latin-1
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-latin1.gif

       Small Keyboard (maybe suitable for PDAs)
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-small.gif

       Hebrew
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-hebrew.gif

       Greek
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-greek.gif

       Turkish
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-turkish.gif

       Slovene
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-slovene.gif

       Korean
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-korean.gif

       Russian (Cyrillic)
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-russian.gif

Download

       Latest Official Release
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-3.0.tar.gz
           - source of version 3.0 (2008-05-05)

       previous release
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/xvkbd-2.9.tar.gz
           - source of version 2.9 (2008-03-30)

       xvkbd is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Install

         o untar the source in a directory, and move to the directory

         o If you wish to use genuine Xaw insead of Xaw3d, edit Imakefile  and
           remove (or comment-out) β€˜#define XAW3D’.
           When  you  are  installing xvkbd (for example) in very old systems,
           you may also want to remove β€˜#define XTEST’ and β€˜#define  I18N’  to
           disable XTEST and internationalization facility respectively.

         o Run xmkmf; make install install.man

Customization

    How to Customize xvkbd
       Some degree of customization of xvkbd is possible by setting resources.
       Some  resources  are  already  described  above,   and   resources   to
       customizing keyboard layout are described below.

       To set resources, you can:

         o put them in your $HOME/.Xdefaults file, or

         o load them via xrdb(1), or

         o set the filename to the $XENVIRONMENT environment variable, or

         o put them in application default directory as β€˜XVkbd-suffix’ and set
           resource β€˜β€˜xvkbd.customization: -suffix’’, or

         o put them in application default directory as XVkbd.

       Here, application default directory can be either of:

         o directories specified  with  $XUSERFILESEACHPATH,  $XAPPLRESDIR  or
           else $HOME environment variable

         o system’s    application    default    directory    specified   with
           $XFILESEACHPATH  environment  variable,  or  else   the   directory
           specified when compiling the X (e.g., /usr/lib/X11/app-defaults)

       When  the  application  default  file  is  to be stored in the system’s
       application  default  directory,  the  file  must  contain   β€˜β€˜#include
       "XVkbd-common"’’ near top of the file.

       xvkbd is distributed with some application default files, and they will
       be installed in the system’s application default directory.

    Making Window Small
       Size   (and   position)   of   xvkbd   window    can    be    set    by
       β€˜xvkbd.windowGeometry’  resource.   When  making  window small, you may
       need to choose the smaller font, too.

             xvkbd.windowGeometry: 220x90
             xvkbd.compact: true
             xvkbd*Font: 6x12

       You may also want to set:

             xvkbd.modalKeytop: true

       to display only the labels for the  current  shift  state,  instead  of
       trying to always display all of them in the small keytop.

       See also XVkbd-small.ad in the xvkbd distribution.

    Removing Unwanted Keys
       Keys on xvkbd window can be removed by setting its width to 1.

       To remove Compose key and make Shift key larger, you can write:

             xvkbd*Multi_key.width: 1
             xvkbd*Shift_R.width: 75

       To remove right Alt and Meta key, you can write:

             xvkbd*Alt_R.width: 1
             xvkbd*Meta_R.width: 1

    Customizing Keyboard Layout
       Layout  of  keys  on  the xvkbd window can be customized with following
       resources:

       xvkbd.NormalKeys
           list of keys  available  when  neighter  of  Shift  and  AltGr  are
           selected

       xvkbd.ShiftKeys
           list of keys available when Shift is selected

       xvkbd.AltgrKeys
           list of keys available when AltGr is selected

       xvkbd.ShiftAltgrKeys
           list of keys available when both AltGr and Shift are selected

       xvkbd.KeyLabels
           list of labels displayed on the keys

       xvkbd.NormalKeyLabels
           list of labels displayed on the keys
             when neither of Shift and AltGr are selected.

       xvkbd.ShiftKeyLabels
           list of labels displayed on the keys
             when Shift is selected

       xvkbd.AltgrKeyLabels
           list of labels displayed on the keys
             when AltGr is selected

       xvkbd.ShiftAltgrKeyLabels
           list of labels displayed on the keys
             when both AltGr and Shift are selected

       Four  resources  to  set  labels  on  the  keys (xvkbd.NormalKeyLabels,
       xvkbd.ShiftKeyLabels,             xvkbd.AltgrKeyLabels              and
       xvkbd.ShiftAltgrKeyLabels) will be used instead of xvkbd.KeyLabels when
       xvkbd.modalKeytop resoruce is set true.

       In all of those resources, each keys are separated by spaces, and  rows
       of  keys  are  terminated  with  β€˜ \n\’ (note that β€˜\n’ must have space
       before it).  Please refer XVkbd-german.ad and  XVkbd-latin1.ad  in  the
       xvkbd distribution for more about these resources.

       XVkbd-german  and  XVkbd-latin1  will  be  installed  in  the  system’s
       application   default   directory,    and    setting    the    resource
       β€˜β€˜xvkbd.customization:  -german’’  will  make  xvkbd  to use the German
       layout.  For another method to activate those  settings,  please  refer
       "How to Customize xvkbd" above.

    Assigning Text to Function Keys
       Text  can  be  assigned  to  each function keys (and, actually, to most
       other keys).  If text is assigned to the function key, clicking on  the
       key  will  send  the  assigned text instead of the function key itself.
       When pointer is on a key where text  is  assigned,  the  text  will  be
       displayed near the key.

       The  setting will be read from a text file which contains text for each
       function keys as:

             F1 text for F1
             F2 text for F2
             s:F1 text for Shift-F1
             c:F1 text for Control-F1
             m:F1 text for Meta-F1
             a:F1 text for Alt-F1
             ...

       β€˜s:’, β€˜c:’, β€˜m:’ and β€˜a:’ before the keys name indicates four modifiers
       (Shift, Control, Meta and Alt) respectively.

       If  the  first character of the assigned string is β€˜!’, the string will
       be used as command to be executed when  the  key  is  clicked.   String
       starting with β€˜!’ can be assigned by putting β€˜\’ before β€˜!’.

       The  file  is $HOME/.xvkbd in default, and it can be changed by setting
       the filename with xvkbd.keyFile resource.

       For F1 to F12 with or without Shift modifier, it is  possible  to  edit
       the assigned string on a panel popped up via "Edit Function Keys..." in
       the main menu.

Miscellaneous Informations

    Notes
         o On XFree86, resolution switch with Ctrl +  Alt  +  Keypad-Plus  and
           Ctrl  + Alt + Keypad-Minus may be simulated.  However, Ctrl + Alt +
           Backspace will not be simulated.

         o Shift is used to decide key to be sent and it will not used to  set
           modifier  bit  when  sending the event.  You can use xev command to
           check what is actually sent.

         o If Alt or Meta is not defined as modifier, the key can’t be used as
           modifier.   You  can  use  β€˜xmodmap -pm’ to check how modifiers are
           defined.

         o Num Lock (and maybe other modifiers) on the physical  keyboard  may
           not work correctly when xvkbd is in use.

    Additional Informations
       FAQ - Possible Problems and Solutions
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/faq.html

       Making your own completion dictionary
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/make-dic.html

       Note about how to send key events
           http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/events.html

Change Log

       Version 0.1 (2000-05-13)

           -  The first release, not announced anywhere.

       Version 0.2 (2000-09-15)

           - Compose  key  is added.  In the environments where Compose key is
             supported, some characters (mainly letters  with  accent  symbol)
             which  can’t  be  entered  directly  from keyboard can be entered
             using dedicated key combinations.

           - Make keyboard layout not to be  disturbed  when  window  size  if
             specified with -geometry option.

           - Sample app-defaults file is added.

       Version 0.3 (2000-10-05)

           - -text option can now accept some modifiers (\S, \C, etc.) and any
             keysyms (\[keysym]).

           - In addition to the window  ID,  -window  option  can  now  accept
             window name.

           - New  -widget option to specify the widget to set the input focus.

       Version 1.0 (2000-11-03)

           - Keyboard layout  can  be  now  configured  with  resources.   See
             "Customizing  Keyboard  Layout" above, and XVkbd-german.ad in the
             distribution.

           - xvkbd can now send keys with Mode_switch (AltGr) modifier,  which
             enables those characters in the position to be entered.

           - xvkbd  now  support  AltGr  key  so  that German (and some other)
             keyboard  layout  can  be  used.   See  XVkbd-german.ad  in   the
             distribution.

           - XVkbd-german  and  XVkbd-latin1 are included in the distribution,
             which modifies keyboard layout and put some non-ASCII keys on the
             xvkbd window.

           - CapsLock key is supported now.

       Version 1.1 (2000-12-23)

           - xvkbd  can  now  use XTEST extension to simulate keyboard events.
             It can still use XSendEvent(), as it was in  the  older  release.
             (thanks, Bjoern)

           - Labels  on  keys  can  now  be set independently for each of four
             shift  states,  not  shifted,  Shift,  AltGr   and   Shift-AltGr.
             (thanks, Jim)

           - -kterm option and xvkbd.kterm resource are removed.

       Version 1.2 (2001-02-18)

           - Focus  button is now placed in the main keyboard, too, so that it
             will be available also in compact mode.  If you don’t need it, it
             can be removed by setting β€˜β€˜xvkbd*row5.Focus.width: 1’’.

           - Input  focus  set  by  Focus button can now be cleard by clicking
             Focus button twice.  Clicking Focus button with  mouse  button  3
             will still clear the input focus, too.

           - Text can now be assigned to function keys (and, actually, to most
             other keys).

           - It is now possible to assign keys modified with  Shift,  Control,
             Alt  and  Meta  on the main keyboard, by putting β€˜s:’, β€˜c:’, β€˜a:’
             and β€˜m:’ before those keysym name when customizing  the  keyboard
             layout.

           - xvkbd  now  ignores  SIGINT  and  SIGQUIT  so  that  it  will not
             terminated accidently.

       Version 1.3 (2001-03-19)

           - New    app-defaults     file     for     Swiss-German     layout,
             XVkbd-swissgerman.ad.  (contributed from Marcel Portner)

           - xvkbd now catches MappingNotify event and reload the new mapping.
             This allows users to use xmodmap while xvkbd is running.

           - NumLock key is supported now.   (I’d  removed  Print,  ScrLk  and
             Pause from keypad - somebody need them?)

       Version 1.4 (2001-04-22)

           - Auto-repeat  didn’t  work when focus was set explicitly via Focus
             button.  It is now fixed.

           - When required keysym was not defined in the keymap  table,  xvkbd
             will now add it on-the-fly.  This means that we don’t have to add
             them via xmodmap.

           - Keypad panel can now be popped up from the  main  keyboard  as  a
             separate window.

           - Sun function keys is now supported.  It can be popped up from the
             main keyboard as a separate window.

           - Manual page is now available.

       Version 1.5 (2001-10-08)

           - Key events can now be sent to windows on a remote  display  (i.e.
             windows  on other X servers) - use "Connect to Remote Display..."
             in the main menu to connect to remote display.

           - Shift, Control, Alt and Meta  can  now  be  locked  -  use  "Lock
             Shift?"  and  "Lock  Control,  Alt  and Meta?"  in the main menu.
             Those  initial  settings  can  be  set  by  xvkbd.shiftLock   and
             xvkbd.modifiersLock resource.

           - If  the  first  keysym  for  a  key is an alphabet and the second
             keysym is NoSymbol, it is now interpreted as if the first  keysym
             is   lowercase  alphabet  and  the  second  keysym  is  uppercase
             alphabet.  Keymap may be defined in  this  way  in  some  systems
             including Solaris, and older xvkbd may not work correctly in such
             situation.

       Version 1.6 (2001-11-10)

           - New β€˜-file’ option to send  characters  in  the  specified  file.
             (thanks, Gregory)

           - New  entry  β€˜Use  XTEST  Extension?’  is  added to the main menu,
             mainly to indicate the availability of the XTEST extension.

           - xvkbd would crash when the window explicitly  focused  via  Focus
             button becomes was destroyed.  This problem is now fixed.

       Version 2.0 (2001-12-09)

           - Keyboard  layout  (default,  German,  French,  etc.)  can  now be
             changed after xvkbd is invoked.

           - Show/hide of the keypad and funcion keys on the main  window  can
             now be toggled from the main menu.

           - New   app-defaults   file  for  French  layout,  XVkbd-french.ad.
             (contributed from Jean-Pierre Demailly)

       Version 2.1 (2002-01-27)

           - When   height   of   the   xvkbd   window   is    smaller    than
             XVkbd.modalThreshold,  xvkbd  will  now  automatically switch the
             keytop as if -modal option was specified.

           - \[keysym] in -text option would send wrong keys - this problem is
             now fixed.

           - Target  distclean  in  the  Imakefile  is  renamed  to  avoid the
             possible confusion on some systems.

           - Word completion is now supported.

       Version 2.2 (2002-03-17)

           - String assigned to function keys can now be  edited  on  a  panel
             popped up via "Edit Function Keys..." in the main menu.

           - When  β€˜β€˜-’’  was  specified  as  the filename parameter for -file
             option, xvkbd will now read its standard input (stdin) to get the
             string to be sent.

           - In the previous release, less-portable setenv() function was used
             instead of putenv() function, may cause compilation error on some
             systems including Solaris.

       Version 2.3 (2002-04-05)

           - New  "Dead  Keys"  panel added.  Which can be used to enter Latin
             characters with accent symbol in double stroke.

           - More localized keyboard layout: Belgian, Danish, French,  German,
             Icelandic, Italian, Japanese (JIS-X-6004), Norwegian, Portuguese,
             Spanish, Swedish, Swiss/German, United Kingdom and Latin-1.

           - -keypad option would crash  previous  version  of  xvkbd  -  this
             problem is now fixed.

       Version 2.4 (2002-10-02)

           - Command  can now be assigned to function keys so that clicking on
             the function key will execute the command instead of sending  the
             string to clients.

           - Assigned  string  for  F1  to  F12 with Shift modifier can now be
             edited on a panel popped up via "Edit Function  Keys..."  in  the
             main menu.

       Version 2.5 (2002-10-12)

           - Quick  Modifier  feature  added  -  now,  it is possible to enter
             characters with modifiers by pressing a key  and  then  move  the
             pointer.  (suggested by Niklas Rokaeus)

           - β€˜β€˜Lock AltGr?’’ entry is added in the main menu.

           - Status  of  β€˜β€˜Lock  Shift?’’, β€˜β€˜Lock AltGr’’, β€˜β€˜Lock Control, Alt
             and Meta?’’ will be recorded in $HOME/.xvkbd file and it will  be
             read when xvkbd is invoked next time.

       Version 2.5a (2003-06-25)

           - β€˜β€˜Fitaly’’ layout is now supported - may be useful for PDAs.

       Version 2.6 (2004-05-04)

           - Code  to  adding keysyms which were not found in the keymap table
             is revised.  xvkbd now  avoid  to  add  keysyms  in  the  shifted
             position  of keys which already have a keysym defined in the non-
             shifted position, and  entries  in  the  keymap  table  which  is
             modified keys will be redefined rather than redefining the entire
             keymap table.  This change is to avoid  possible  problem  (AltGr
             key  could  be  effectively  disabled)  which  may caused in some
             systems where XGetKeyboardMapping()  can  produce  incorrect  map
             when keys have more then two keysyms.

           - If   Mode_switch  is  not  defined  in  the  modifier  table  but
             ISO_Level3_Shift is defined, xvkbd now attempt to add Mode_switch
             as the same modifier with ISO_Level3_Shift.

           - Korean  layout is now supported.  Although Hangul characters will
             be displayed on the keys, xvkbd  will  simply  generate  alphabet
             characters  when  those  keys  are clicked.  It is intented to be
             used with "ami" or similar Hangul input program.

           - URL   of   the   xvkbd   main   page   is    now    changes    to
             http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/.

       Version 2.7 (2005-05-05)

           - Yet  another  Japanese  keyboard  layout,  JIS  X  6002,  is  now
             supported.

           - It is now possible to minimize (iconify) the main window even  if
             no  window  manager  is in use.  This feature can be activated by
             -minimizable option or xvkbd.minimizable resource.

           - Experimental code to keep the xvkbd window always on the  top  of
             the  display.   This  feature  can be activated by -always-on-top
             option, xvkbd.alwaysOnTop resource or the "Always on Top?"  entry
             in the main menu.  Care should be taken as this feature can cause
             problem in some situations.

           - -text option now support combinations of modifiers and a  special
             key.   For  example,  -text β€β€™\C\A\dβ€β€™ can be used for Control-Alt-
             Delete key combination.

           - New  options:  -secure  option  (xvkbd.secure   resource)   which
             disables  invocation  of  external  commands, -nonexitable option
             (xvkbd.nonexitable resource) which inhibits  termination  of  the
             program,   and   -xdm  option  which  is  equivalent  to  -secure
             -nonexitable and maybe useful  when  run  xvkbd  from  a  display
             manager.

       Version 2.7a (2005-05-07)

           - Fixed  a  problem  that  xvkbd  could cause segmentation fault on
             startup.

       Version 2.8 (2006-09-10)

           - ISO_Level3_Shift is now to be prefered over Mode_switch  so  that
             AltGr  can  be  used  on relatively new systems where we must use
             ISO_Level3_Shift instead of Mode_switch.

           - Reference   to   the    target    bitmap    is    changed    from
             /usr/X11R6/include/X11/bitmaps/target                          to
             /usr/include/X11/bitmaps/target.

           - New options: -no-back-pointer, -no-sync, -modifiers.

       Version 2.9 (2008-03-30)

           - Russian (Cyrillic) keyboard layout supported. (thanks, Victor)

           - New -delay option.

           - \D special sequence in -text can  be  used  to  put  a  delay  in
             specific position.

           - -text  can now simulate mouse operation via \x, \y and \m special
             sequences.

       Version 3.0 (2008-05-05)

           - New Property panel.

           - New automatic click feature.

           - Key-click sounds when key is pressed.

Author

       xvkbd was written by Tom Sato, and it is distributed under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License Version 2 or any later version.

       Please send any feedback (such as bug reports, requests or comments) to
       Tom Sato <VEF00200@nifty.ne.jp>.

       The latest version of this software and more information about  it  may
       be  available  at  http://homepage3.nifty.com/tsato/xvkbd/.  Release of
       the   new   version   will    be    announced    on    the    Freshmeat
       (http://freshmeat.net),  and  you can probably receive the announce via
       e-mail if you wish.

                                  2008-05-05                          xvkbd(1)