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Exceed keymap to simulate LK4xxx DO key, etc?

 
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Selden Ball
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Exceed keymap to simulate LK4xxx DO key, etc?

Gentle folk,

Does anyone have an Exceed .kbf file they can share which emulates DEC LK4xx editing keys on a standard 105key PC keyboard?

I'm particularly interested in the Help, Do and F17-F20 keys.

My attempts to use Xkeys to create one have been failing: the modified keys just generate beeps, although xmodmap shows the keys to have the definitions that I think I want.

We're using Exceed 2008 SP10 to connect to Alphas running VMS 8.3 update 8 with DECwindows 1.6 ECO 5 and Multinet v5.2.

Thanks for whatever help you can provide.

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Hoff
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Re: Exceed keymap to simulate LK4xxx DO key, etc?

Check with the vendor...

Here are some previous discussions...

http://www.hummingbird.com/exceedusers/Mar2002/0022.html

http://www.hummingbird.com/exceedusers/Jun1996/0087.html

And there are xkeycaps definition files around for _everything_.

http://www.jwz.org/xkeycaps/

Or rework the OpenVMS SMG terminal definition database (for SMG-compliant applications) to match your local requirements.

And now is as good as any time to start switching away from keypad stuff; those keypads look to be going the way of the floppy drive...
Selden Ball
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Re: Exceed keymap to simulate LK4xxx DO key, etc?

Thanks for the pointers to the posts documenting the Exceed keyboard emulation map! That was what I couldn't find.

Unfortunately, switching to another style of editing is not an option: it'd disrupt the "work flow" of too many senior staff members on a project that's only going to last a few more years. By then everything will have finished migrating to Linux and the people will have retired, making it all moot.
Selden Ball
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Re: Exceed keymap to simulate LK4xxx DO key, etc?

The documentation solved my problem.