[SDL] SDLKey wiki question

Albert Zeyer albert.zeyer at rwth-aachen.de
Thu Feb 14 07:58:56 PST 2008

Am Donnerstag, den 14.02.2008, 15:12 +0100 schrieb Lucas:
> >
> > With Unicode enabled you simply get the pressed key in Unicode?
> I meant 'letter' iso key :)

Look at the manpage to SDL_keysym. This structure has a field unicode
where the letter is saved if you have activated Unicode-support.

You can activate it like this:

Now, if you press Shift+&, you get a keydown-event with
event->key.keysym.unicode == '1'.

> > Making it layout independent and easy to strip it to ASCII?
> Unicode to ASCII should be easy.
> > Are there any examples around?
> Using unicode.

What do you mean? This is probably not SDL related. In this unicode
field, there will be always the unicode number of the key. All special
keys will have a value >=128. It's an Uint16.

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