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Subject: Re: [docbook] keycap vs keysym

Thomas Schraitle wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> On Montag, 24. September 2007, Dave Pawson wrote:
>> What is the difference please, semantically?
> According to the TDG:
>   keycap — The text printed on a key on a keyboard
>   keysym — The symbolic name of a key on a keyboard
> The TDG gives you an example:

> Or in other words, roughly spoken: Use keycap if your reader has to press 
> a key. Use keysym if you "develop" a program and talk about a symbolic 
> name of a key.
>> Context, texinfo has @key{PAGEUP} (a label on a key)
>> but it also has @key{PRIOR} which my keyboard doesn't have.
>> Which is the more general docbook 4.5 markup please?
> I am not sure, but maybe this is an option:
>   <keycap function="other" otherfunction="...">PRIOR</keycap>
> Invent your meaning for the otherfunction attribute.

Emacs is very heavy on key bindings.
M-C-F1  is press ALT, control and F1.

How might that be marked up?
M-x revert-buffer is another command.

It seems a mix between user input and key|sym|cap
There is no 'M' key (stands for META).


Dave Pawson
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