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Re: Bug#232116: Use be2-latin1 as default for BE (instead of be-latin1)?

On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 06:57:46AM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Wouter Verhelst (wouter@grep.be):
> > > Which is preferred?
> > 
> > The be-latin1 variant just lacks some keys that are listed on the
> > keyboard. In fact, be2-latin1 is a very simple keymap. Without the
> > comments, this is be2-latin1:
> According to your comments, I think it's time to declare be-latin1
> obsolete and just use be2-latin1.

I agree. In fact, that's exactly what Red Hat did, and for once I
support their decision (which doesn't happen too often ;-)

> For your belgian keyboards, you could even suggest that console-data
> postinst replaces be-latin1 by be2-latin1 as the latter is just a
> superset of the former....(more mappings and no different mappings) if
> I have well understood.

Yes. Well, I think it replaces some dead keys by their non-dead
variants, but that only results in behaviour different from what people
used to other operating systems are expecting; I think it's fair to say
that advanced users (who could be interested in be-latin1) are able to
modify their keymap (which is exactly what most of the people I know of
and that use, or have ever used, be-latin1, do)

> And in any cases, the "translation" of "be-latin1" in Dutch (and
> french?) should be something like "Belgian (obsolete)" while
> be2-latin1 should be "Belgian (recommended)".


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