DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

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KeySym -- The symbolic name of a key on a keyboard

Synopsis

Mixed Content Model

KeySym ::= ((#PCDATA|Replaceable|InlineGraphic|InlineMediaObject|IndexTerm)+)

Attributes

Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities

%cptr.char.mix;%ndxterm.char.mix;%para.char.mix;
%programlisting.content;%refinline.char.mix;%refname.char.mix;
%screen.content;%tbl.entry.mdl;%tech.char.class;
%title.char.mix;

Description

The KeySym identifies the symbolic name of a key on a computer keyboard. This is distinct from any scan code that it may generate (KeyCode), or any symbolic name (KeySym) that might exist for the key.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.

Parents

These elements contain KeySym: Action, Application, Attribution, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Command, Comment, ComputerOutput, Database, Emphasis, entry, Filename, ForeignPhrase, FuncParams, FuncSynopsisInfo, Function, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Hardware, Interface, InterfaceDefinition, KeyCap, KeyCombo, LineAnnotation, Link, Literal, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, Member, MsgAud, OLink, Option, Optional, Para, Parameter, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Property, Quote, RefDescriptor, RefEntryTitle, RefName, RefPurpose, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, Shortcut, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, Trademark, ULink, UserInput.

Children

The following elements occur in KeySym: IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Replaceable.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.

See Also

Accel, GUIButton, GUIIcon, GUILabel, GUIMenu, GUIMenuItem, GUISubmenu, KeyCap, KeyCode, KeyCombo, MenuChoice, MouseButton, Shortcut

Examples

<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <para> The <keycap>F1</keycap> key on an IBM PC keyboard generates the scan code <keycode>0x3B</keycode> when pressed.  This value is defined as <keysym>KEY_F1</keysym> in  <filename >keyboard.h</filename>. </para>

The F1 key on an IBM PC keyboard generates the scan code 0x3B when pressed. This value is defined as KEY_F1 in keyboard.h.

For additional examples, see also GUIMenu, GUIMenuItem, KeyCap, KeyCode, MenuChoice, Shortcut.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton
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