One of my projects what I am using the Pi3 and Raspbian for at work, requires a software Wedge. This is an application that captures data from serial/usb devices and converts it into keyboard strokes. In the windows world, we would use something like WinWedge. http://www.taltech.com/winwedge
So far all I have found for Linux is sift wedge. https://github.com/theatrus/softwedge
But it doesn't have any provision for any type of input cleanup, or ignoring special characters. Does anyone know of another such application I could try out?