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Bug#859059: keyboard-configuration: many mac keymap in keyboard-configuration are faulty


Thanks for your quick reply
I understand it may not be easy. Maybe a solution would to be to have more atomic keyboard description file that could be combined together, but it may add some strange results, though.
The problem, for now, is that nothing raises a warning or an error saying it could not work, which is very confusing and frustrating, and painful for non experienced users and even experienced ones. 
And also it could make people think that it's a specifically bad designed package from Debian which is not.

Have a nice day


2017-03-30 20:43 GMT+02:00 Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>:
forcemerge 535834 859059

On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 10:28:42PM +0200, raphael wrote:
> I have a macbook pro with us keymap, I tried different layouts
> available in keyboard-configuration to get accents, but ended with Can
> not find "mac" in "macintosh_vndr/us". or Can not find "altgr-intl" in
> "macintosh_vndr/us". and No Symbols named "altgr-intl" in the include
> file "macintosh_vndr/us" or No Symbols named "mac" in the include file
> "macintosh_vndr/us"
> I ended up copying the altgr part of the pc keyboard (found in
> /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols) to the macintosh one. I already had the
> same kind of problem with mac french azerty keyboard. I think either
> the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh_vndr files should be
> corrected or choices in the keyboard-configuration setup reduced to
> what's really available (it took me quite a long time to understand
> why I couldn't get the accents though everything looked fine).

Yes, this is an unfortunate bug which is reported from time to time.
Unfortunately, it can not be fixed because of


Anton Zinoviev

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