Bug#234335: pc10X keyboard layouts -- please change the debconf description
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>> 4.3.0-3 will announce this change in the NEWS file, and the debconf
>> template description for this question has been expanded to spell out
>> exactly what will go wrong if you pick "pc101" or "pc104" for your
>> keyboard model when you really need "pc102" or "pc105".
> Just a suggestion, not every body relates the identifier pc10X to > >
> given kind of keyboard and counting the keys on your keyboard is a >
> tricky and error prone task. Indeed mine has 109 keys (Suposed extra:
> Fn,WakeUp,Sleep and Power). So, maybe, a guideline about what a pc10X
> is would be useful, maybe
> in the News, maybe on the debconfigurator.
> I mean something like:
> - - No special keys pc101
> - - 11 keys between shift-keys -> pc102
> - - The same as above but with Menu key and two system keys
> keys) next to the spacebar -> pc104 or pc105
> Well, I don't know exactly which is the correct criteria but you get
> the idea.
I totally agree with this point. I, for instance, did not even now that
the 10X in pc10X stands for the number of keys up to now. And how can I
now, if the debconf description is such a bad help. The description by
debconf is definetely too short:
The "pc104" keyboard is like the pc101 model, with additional keys.
These keys are usually engraved with a "logo" symbol (there is
typically a pair of these, between each set of control and alt keys),
and a "menu" key.
The "pc102" and "pc105" models are versions of the pc101 and pc104
keyboards, respectively, often found in Europe.
If the debconf description was more helpful, this problem had not
happened, since users would have been aware of the differences between
the keyboards. Giving an example would probably be a good idea:
"The pc104 keyboard does, for instance, not have the < and > key"
See also this bug report:
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