[OpenBIOS] [Qemu-devel] [Qemu-ppc] Mac OS X on QEMU

Programmingkid programmingkidx at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 03:43:45 CEST 2013

On Jul 10, 2013, at 7:28 PM, Anthony Liguori wrote:

> Programmingkid <programmingkidx at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Jul 10, 2013, at 4:17 PM, Scott Wood wrote:
>>> Keyboards don't generally speak ASCII (or Unicode).  They produce keycodes, which are generally translated into some sort of event by the host's input layer (e.g. the X server).  It's up to the guest software to translate those keycodes into either ASCII or Unicode (or whatever else it wants).
>> Thanks for this info. The ascii system does work on a PC environment.
> This thread is confusing presumably because people are mixing up topics.
> The Windows key is the same thing as the Command key.  As Scott already
> mentioned, there is no physical difference between an Apple and PC
> keyboard except for stickers on the keys.  On a PC keyboard, the sticker
> is a Windows logo.  On an Apple keyboard, it's the Command logo.
> If the Windows key is not injecting a Command key, it's a bug.  This
> should work just fine with the GTK UI.  I have no idea about Cocoa if
> that's what you're using.
> ASCII has nothing to do with keyboards.  It's a character encoding.
> Regards,
> Anthony Liguori

Thank you very much for the insight. Yes, I am using the --enable-cocoa option. It does not send the guest OS the command key. It needs a lot of work. 

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