Bug#550962: kbd-chooser: please let Bépo keyboard layout available when choosing kbd layout
Quite a lot of people in France now uses the 'dvorak like' Bépo keyboard layout
(as described in www.bepo.fr) and can have their keyboard using this particular
layout, either with sticks, either through the TypeMatrix ergonomic keyboard.
It would be helpful to be able to select the Bépo layout as early as possible,
because it's very different from any other layout, and so it's very difficult
to type when using the default french layout (azerty), and is error prone when
typing the root password on a wrong layout !
I faced this problem when testing the Squeeze' daily debian-installer, but I also uses debian-installer system (from Lenny) in rescue-mode, and i face the same problem in this case.
The Bépo layout is already defined in console-data and available in Xorg (and so in console-setup), but I didn't found how to patch kbd-chooser to let propose it …
As a side note, the french translation of Bépo layout's description in console-setup is incorrect, and have been fixed in xkeyboard-config's 1.7 release, not yet packaged.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
APT prefers lenny
APT policy: (990, 'lenny'), (990, 'stable'), (800, 'unstable'), (800, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-proxy64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash