tablet PC input to XFree86?

JQ Johnson
Sat Mar 15 05:32:00 GMT 2003

Has anyone looked into issues of non-standard (Tablet PC) input for XFree86?

Windows XP Tablet Edition, for instance, has a rather nicely integrated
voice and handwriting input system that simulates keyboard input.  Not
surprisingly, it doesn't work with X applications:  I can run an X
application such as xterm on my tablet PC and give it input using my pen by
tapping on the Tablet PC Input Panel using the onscreen virtual keyboard,
but I can not provide input using the writing pad or voice recognition.  The
pen works adequately as a mouse, though having a pen that emulates a
2-button mouse that emulates a 3-button mouse is interesting.

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