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Bug#524235: Default alt-gr key replacement should be right alt for usa keyboard.

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 01:46:42PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> Meh, I just read Anton's reply to Frans, and I realized I read Frans'
> message a bit too quickly. He uses AltGr as Compose, but I actually type
> AltGr+e to get é!! Because of the "altgr-intl" variant, of course. It be
> really great that such usage doesn't get broken, in case you weren't
> aware it exists.

Console-setup must support everything X supports, here we are talking 
only for default settings that will allow less questions to be asked 
with high priority.

If there is xorg.conf with correct settings, they will be used - 
alt-intl, basic, whatever, and they will work. Otherwise (i.e. there is 
no xorg.conf), the settings of console-data will be used.  Both your 
keyboard settings and those of Frans are not supported by console-data 
so you both will have to use dpkg-reconfigure after the install of 

The bad variant is when some user (like Frans) uses the graphical 
environment to customize the keyboard, leaving wrong settings in 
xorg.conf.  In this case after the install of console-setup the console 
will be broken because console-setup will use the settings from 
xorg.conf for its defaults.

Anton Zinoviev

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