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XkbAllocCompatMap - Allocate a new compatibility map if you do not already have one available


Status XkbAllocCompatMap
(XkbDescPtr xkb, unsigned int which, unsigned int num_si);


- xkb
keyboard description in which to allocate compat map
- which
mask of compatibility map components to allocate
- num_si
number of symbol interpretations to allocate


xkb specifies the keyboard description for which compatibility maps are to be allocated. The compatibility map is the compat field in this structure.

which specifies the compatibility map components to be allocated (see XkbGetCompatMap). which is an inclusive OR of the bits shown in Table 1.

Table 1 Compatibility Map Component Masks
Mask    Value    Affecting
XkbSymInterpMask    (1<<0)    Symbol interpretations
XkbGroupCompatMask    (1<<1)    Group maps
XkbAllCompatMask    (0x3)    All compatibility map components

num_si specifies the total number of entries to allocate in the symbol interpretation vector (xkb.compat.sym_interpret).

XkbAllocCompatMap returns Success if successful, BadMatch if xkb is NULL, or BadAlloc if errors are encountered when attempting to allocate storage.


    typedef struct {
        KeySym            sym;          /* keysym of interest or NULL */
        unsigned char     flags;        /* XkbSI_AutoRepeat, XkbSI_LockingKey
        unsigned char     match;        /* specifies how mods is interpreted
        unsigned char     mods;         /* modifier bits, correspond to
eight real modifiers */
        unsigned char     virtual_mod;  /* 1 modifier to add to key virtual
mod map */
        XkbAnyAction      act;          /* action to bind to symbol position
on key */
    } XkbSymInterpretRec,*XkbSymInterpretPtr;


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

See Also



Note that symbol interpretations in a compatibility map (the sym_interpret vector of XkbSymInterpretRec structures) are also allocated using this same function. To ensure that there is sufficient space in the symbol interpretation vector for entries to be added, use XkbAllocCompatMap specifying which as XkbSymInterpretMask and the number of free symbol interpretations needed in num_si.

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