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Re: Keyboard mapping characters with both shift keys

On Tue, 2009-05-19 at 10:42 -0500, Jud Craft wrote:
> Logitech wave multimedia keyboard here, L+R shift + t doesn't work.
> L+Rs + r does work.
> Maybe it has something to do with the wiring of the keyboard (even on
> nice keyboards), that only certain groups of keys can send so many
> signals at a certain time.

This is essentially it. Here's some references...


this is usually a case of 'keyboard blocking', where certain
combinations of three keys pressed together are prevented from doing
anything in order to prevent 'keyboard ghosting' from happening. Some
high-end keyboards use the diode solution suggested by the first article
to prevent keyboard ghosting from being a problem, and hence don't
implement keyboard blocking, so all combinations of three keys should
work on these. Some keyboards also use a buffering system - Steelseries
keyboards claim to allow you to press every key on the keyboard

Adam Williamson
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