troubleshooting Question

capture key press

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Using Python3 (console mode).

I am trying to capture key press (restrict to certain digits and charaters) - non-allows characters presses not displayed otherwise see a text string appear on screen.

New to Python -- advise much appreciated
import msvcrt        

def doKeyEvent(key):
    if key == '\x00' or key == '\xe0':    # non ASCII
       key = msvcrt.getch()
    print (ord(key),)

def doQuitEvent(key):
    raise SystemExit

def keyTest1() :

    ky = msvcrt.getch()
    length = len(ky)
    if length != 0:         
        if ky == " ":

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