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XkbSetNames(3)                   XKB FUNCTIONS                  XkbSetNames(3)

       XkbSetNames - Change the symbolic names in the server

       Bool XkbSetNames ( dpy, which, first_type, num_types , xkb )
             Display * dpy;
             unsigned int which;
             unsigned int first_type;
             unsigned int num_types;
             XkbDescPtr xkb;

       - dpy  connection to the X server

       - which
              mask of names or map components to be changed

       - first_type
              first type whose name is to be changed

       - num_types
              number of types for which names are to be changed

       - xkb  keyboard description from which names are to be taken

       To  change  the symbolic names in the server, first modify a local copy
       of the keyboard description and then use  either  XkbSetNames,  or,  to
       save   network  traffic,  use  a  XkbNameChangesRecstructure  and  call
       XkbChangeNames to download the changes to the server.  XkbSetNames  and
       XkbChangeNames can generate BadAlloc, BadAtom, BadLength, BadMatch, and
       BadImplementation errors.

       Use XkbSetNames to change many names at the same time. For each bit set
       in  which,  XkbSetNames takes the corresponding value (or values in the
       case of arrays) from the keyboard description xkb and sends it  to  the

       The  first_type  and  num_types  arguments are used only if XkbKeyType-
       NamesMask or XkbKTLevelNamesMask is set in which and specify  a  subset
       of  the  types  for which the corresponding names are to be changed. If
       either or both of these mask bits are set but the specified  types  are
       illegal, XkbSetNames returns False and does not update any of the names
       specified in which.  The specified types are illegal if  xkb  does  not
       include  a  map  component or if first_type and num_types specify types
       that are not defined in the keyboard description.

       The XkbNameChangesRec allows applications to identify  small  modifica-
       tions to the symbolic names and effectively reduces the amount of traf-
       fic sent to the server:

           typedef struct _XkbNameChanges {
               unsigned int   changed;          /* name components that have changed */
               unsigned char  first_type;       /* first key type with a new name */
               unsigned char  num_types;        /* number of types with new names */
               unsigned char  first_lvl;        /* first key type with new level names
               unsigned char  num_lvls;         /* number of key types with new level
       names */
               unsigned char  num_aliases;      /* if key aliases changed, total number
       of key aliases */
               unsigned char  num_rg;           /* if radio groups changed, total
       number of radio groups */
               unsigned char  first_key;        /* first key with a new name */
               unsigned char  num_keys;         /* number of keys with new names */
               unsigned short changed_vmods;    /* mask of virtual modifiers for which
       names have changed */
               unsigned long  changed_indicators; /* mask of indicators for which names
       were changed */
               unsigned char  changed_groups;     /* mask of groups for which names
       were changed */
           } XkbNameChangesRec, *XkbNameChangesPtr

       The changed field specifies the name components that have  changed  and
       is the bitwise inclusive OR of the valid names mask bits defined in Ta-
       ble 1. The rest of the fields in the structure specify the ranges  that
       have changed for the various kinds of symbolic names, as shown in Table

       Xkb provides several functions that work with symbolic names.  Each  of
       these  functions uses a mask to specify individual fields of the struc-
       tures described above. These  masks  and  their  relationships  to  the
       fields in a keyboard description are shown in Table 1.

       c   s   s   s   l  l  l  l.   Table  1  Symbolic  Names  Masks  _  Mask
       Bit  Value     Keyboard  Field              Component     _     XkbKey-
       codesNameMask (1<<0)    Xkb->names     keycodes            XkbGeometry-
       NameMask (1<<1)    Xkb->names     geometry                   XkbSymbol-
       sNameMask  (1<<2)    Xkb->names     symbols              XkbPhysSymbol-
       sNameMask   (1<<3)    Xkb->names     phys_symbols             XkbTypes-
       NameMask    (1<<4)    Xkb->names     type                    XkbCompat-
       NameMask   (1<<5)    Xkb->names     compat             XkbKeyTypeNames-
       Mask (1<<6)    Xkb->map  type[*].name                  XkbKTLevelNames-
       Mask (1<<7)    Xkb->map  type[*].lvl_names[*]        XkbIndicatorNames-
       Mask    (1<<8)    Xkb->names     indicators[*]             XkbKeyNames-
       Mask     (1<<9)    Xkb->names     keys[*],   num_keys    XkbKeyAliases-
       Mask   (1<<10)   Xkb->names     key_aliases[*], num_key_aliases XkbVir-
       tualModNamesMask   (1<<11)   Xkb->names     vmods[*]     XkbGroupNames-
       Mask   (1<<12)   Xkb->names     groups[*]                   XkbRGNames-
       Mask (1<<13)   Xkb->names     radio_groups[*],   num_rg   XkbComponent-
       NamesMask    (0x3f)    Xkb->names     keycodes,                  geome-
       try,                   symbols,                   physical     symbols,
                      types, and                compatibility map XkbAllNames-
       Mask     (0x3fff)  Xkb->names     all name components

       c s s s l l l l.  Table 2 XkbNameChanges Fields _ Mask Fields    Compo-
       nent Field  _ XkbKeyTypeNamesMask first_type,    Xkb->map  type[*].name
            num_types                                         XkbKTLevelNames-
       Mask first_lvl,     Xkb->map  type[*].lvl_names[*]             num_lvls
       XkbKeyAliasesMask   num_aliases    Xkb->names     key_aliases[*]
       XkbRGNamesMask num_rg    Xkb->names     radio_groups[*]    XkbKeyNames-
       Mask     first_key,     Xkb->names     keys[*]       num_keys   XkbVir-
       tualModNamesMask   changed_vmods  Xkb->names     vmods[*] XkbIndicator-
       NamesMask    changed_indicators  Xkb->names     indicators[*] XkbGroup-
       NamesMask   changed_groups Xkb->names     groups[*]

       BadAlloc       Unable to allocate storage

       BadAtom        A name is neither a valid Atom or None

                      Invalid reply from server

       BadLength      The  length  of a request is shorter or longer than that
                      required to minimally contain the arguments

       BadMatch       A compatible version of Xkb was  not  available  in  the
                      server or an argument has correct type and range, but is
                      otherwise invalid


X Version 11                     libX11 1.1.5                   XkbSetNames(3)