Re: Bug#484836: console-data: please drop br-latin1 in the udeb
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On 07-06-2008 02:24, Christian Perrier wrote:
> Quoting Marcos Japa Umino (email@example.com):
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM, Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Do you think we can safely drop one between br-abnt2 and br-latin1 ?
>> But those are for different keyboards. The abnt2 keyboard has
>> keystrokes for ç and ', ", ',`,/,. are in different positions. They
>> also map differently from the us-international keyboards. Both us-intl
>> and abnt2 keyboards are very common in Brazil. Many suppliers still
>> sell desktops/servers with us-intl keyboards, and (wrongly) mapping an
>> us-intl keyboard with an abnt2 mapping gives some inaccessible
>> keystrokes. Also, european keymappings differ from br-latin1, afaik.
> Hmm, sorry but that's unclear.
> You're telling me that abnt2 keyboards and US keyboards are common in
> Brazil. Fine.
> Users *do* have choice between those. Actually, they can even choose a
> French, German, Thai or whatever keymap.
> The point is knowing if there is a need to have the choice for
> *br-latin1* and this, *during installation*, knowing that choosing
> br-latin1 will indeed setup a system with a US keymapping in X (so,
> pretty confusing).
> I don't want to remove the choice for ABNT2 vs. US. I suggest removing
> the br-latin1 choice...
AFAIK, US keyboards do not work the same way as latin1
because of cedilla and things alike, I need to retest it with
d-i beta2, but last time I checked, my US keyboard wouldn't
work "out of the box" choosing US during D-I.
BTW, that would also broken the expectation of a lot
of Brazilian users that are used with both keymaps. Not to
metion that there are some efforts to have a dvorak style for
pt_BR totally different from any other keymap. :-)
Felipe Augusto van de Wiel (faw)
"Debian. Freedom to code. Code to freedom!"
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