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Re: Switching g-i from DirectFB to X11

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 02:26:59PM +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Anton Zinoviev, le Tue 16 Feb 2010 23:58:06 +0200, a écrit :
> > 
> > The only remaining problem that has to be fixed is in xkb-data - for 
> > many layouts an US variant must be added so the users get it as option 
> > in the first question.
> Some time ago, I had reported Bug 21046 – express that the us layout 
> makes the majority in a bunch of countries 
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=21046
> Is that what you have in mind?

Yes.  Thank you for reporting this. :)
> It ended up with a question from Sergey about how to fix the layout
> names.  I was unsure how to answer it so I left it apart. Maybe
> Christian has an idea?

This is how I would fix the nl keyboard:

--- nl	2010-02-18 17:30:07.579312728 +0200
+++ nl.new	2010-02-18 17:39:15.547313938 +0200
@@ -153,3 +153,14 @@
+partial alphanumeric_keys 
+xkb_symbols "us" {
+    include "us(altgr-intl)"
+    name[Group1]= "Netherlands - USA International";
+    include "level3(ralt_switch)"

I chose a variant without deadkeys in levels 1 and 2 (I suppose this is 
what the people want).  AltGr combinations can be used to produce 
deadkeys.  If this is not desirable then "ralt_alt" should be used 
instead of "ralt_switch".

> > All other problems are either fixed or too difficult to fix.
> Do you have a list of the too difficult ones?

No. In my personal TODO list there is only one remaining thing: 
currently c-s doesn't support some exotic configurations, such as two or 
more compose-keys.

#532852 and #568645 are two wishlist bugs that are not related to the 
installer and there is no urgency to fix them.  However, #535834 is an 
important one with no obvious solution - if the keyboard model is not 
standard PC then some combinations are ivalid.  In order to fix (at 
least partialy) this problem, by default console-setup uses PC keyboard 
model for macs too.  This means that the default choice in keyboard 
selection menu will be a non-mac layout.

The udebs are not tested (at all) but I don't expect bugs with difficult 
fix here.

Anton Zinoviev

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