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Bug#464799: debian-installer: can't use Canadian Keyboard (it use legacy canadian)

clone 464799 -1
reassign 464799 console-data
retitle 464799 Please create a ca-multi keymap for the console and include it in the udeb
reassign -1 xserver-xorg
retitle -1 Please choose the ca keymap, variant multi when DI keymap is ca-multi
block -1 by 464799

Quoting Christian Perrier (bubulle@debian.org):
> Quoting Bruno (brunoxlambert@gmail.com):
> > That is the official keyboard in Canada (The only official one...):
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Canadian_Multilingual_Standard
> > 
> > some links about it:
> > 
> > http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/its-nit/standards/tbits05/crit05_e.asp
> > http://www.olf.gouv.qc.ca/ressources/ti/clavier.html
> > 
> > That's the keyboard norm:
> > http://www.olf.gouv.qc.ca/ressources/ti/ISO_CEI8859-1.pdf
> > 
> > The other one "French Canadian" is the Legacy one. Right now there is
> > no way any government institution in Québec will use Debian because
> > you can't select the right keyboard. It's also the keyboard Apple
> > ships with their Macbook (inc. Pro and Air)
> Well, using that layout needs it to exist in console-data. So, to make
> it short (en résumé..:-)), we need someone to provide it.
> I can probably do something in console-data by diverting the
> French-Canadian keymap we have there.
> Please also note that keymaps provided under X are *different* from
> those used at the console. Therefore, xkb-data also needs to have a
> Canadian Multilingual keymap and X postinst scripts must use it by
> default when people choose Canada as country (/me crosses fingers for
> no political issues there).
> Note d'humour: you guys should use the very nice French kaymap qui
> fait la joie des non-francophones.....

OK, let's go for it. I leave the entire discussion quoted for
reference to console-data and xorg packages maintainers.

In short:

- users from Canada need to be able to choose the "Canadian
  multilingual" keymap
- there is no such keymap in console-data
- there is a "xmap=ca, variant=multi" keymap in X
- we need the console-data maintainers to created ca-multi
- we need xserver-xorg postinst script to choose the ca xmap with
  multi variant when the DI keymap is "ca-multi"

Hence manipulating bugs to get such result.


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