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Bug#560814: console-setup: Wrong toggle when three keyboard layout are set

Frans Pop, le Mon 14 Dec 2009 16:36:04 +0100, a écrit :
> On Monday 14 December 2009, Anton Zinoviev wrote:
> > Now I see that maybe this is not the best possible cycle. Do you think
> > that it will be an improvement if I change the layout switch cycle to be
> > first->second->first->third->first->second->first->third-> and so on?
> Following the rule of least surprise I think it should simply be first -> 
> second -> third -> first -> etc.

Again, that's not possible. Since the Linux kernel permits to
toggle only one modifier at a time, only power-of-two cycles can be
implemented. By extension, anything that divides a power-of-two can also
be used, but that still excludes cycles with an odd length.


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