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KBD_MODE(1)									      KBD_MODE(1)

       kbd_mode - report or set the keyboard mode

       kbd_mode [ -a | -u | -k | -s ]

       Without	argument,  kbd_mode  prints  the current keyboard mode (RAW, MEDIUMRAW or XLATE).
       With argument, it sets the keyboard mode as indicated:

       -s: scancode mode (RAW),

       -k: keycode mode (MEDIUMRAW),

       -a: ASCII mode (XLATE),

       -u: UTF-8 mode (UNICODE).

       Of course the "-a" is only traditional, and the code used can be any 8-bit character  set.
       With  "-u" a 16-bit character set is expected, and these chars are transmitted to the ker-
       nel as 1, 2, or 3 bytes (following the UTF-8 coding).  In these latter two modes  the  key
       mapping defined by loadkeys(1) is used.

       Warning:  changing  the keyboard mode, other than between ASCII and Unicode, will probably
       make your keyboard unusable.  This command is only meant for use (say  via  remote  login)
       when  some program left your keyboard in the wrong state.  Note that in some obsolete ver-
       sions of this program the "-u" option was a synonym for "-s".


					    6 Apr 1994				      KBD_MODE(1)
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