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OS X Convert Scan Code to Unicode

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I'm working in OSX and I've got an event handler on an OpenGL window. When a key is pressed, I end up with a scancode when I do GetEventParameter(event, kEventParamKeyCode, ...). I want to convert this scancode into unicode based on the keyboard profile. How can I do this?

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If you use kEventParamUnicodes instead of kEventParamKeyCode you will get the unicode character directly. Mac OS X will automatically take the current keyboard layout into account.

For more information you can have a look at this Q&A from Apple:
http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2005/qa1446.html
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Excellent, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Is there a way to discriminate the function keys? They seem to all report Unicode #16.

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