I am using a german Windows keyboard and want to map the key with
<>| on it to actually really write these symbols. Currently it writes
<>| without modifier: ^ <>| with option key: „ <>| with command or control: nothing
Using the app
Key codesI figured out that
<>| has a unicode of 0xA, so I tried these mappings in my
"\UA" = ("insertText:", "<"); // forgot what this becomes "$\UA" = ("insertText:", ">"); // becomes ° instead of < "~\UA" = ("insertText:", "|"); // becomes „ instead of |
I commented right next to it what's the result after of course logging out and logging in again. Other key mappings work fine, I even disabled them during testing to make sure there are no conflicts.
Can anyone help me with this? What am I doing wrong? Is there any way to debug this?
Note: The key I am talking about can be seen here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_keyboard_layout#/media/File:KB_Germany.svg It is the key over the left windows key.
I think I found one part of the issue: I confused unicode code and key code. MacOS expects the unicode code, I gave the key code. The problem I have is that the
Key Codes app gives no unicode code for the key with
<>| on it, only a key code (0xA -> \UA in
Update2: found the solution, see my answer below.