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Let's assume I have added the following keyboard map in /usr/share/X11/xkb/us. Why can't use the the keyboard key as a Pointer Button.

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "alt-intl" {
  name[Group1]= "English (US, alternative international)";
  include "us"
  key <AB04> { [ Pointer_Button1 ]};
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Under the settings option you need to enable the Mouse Keys under

All Settings->Universal Access->Pointing And Clicking

The setting is also described at the following question.

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