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Re: Bug#367149: kbd-chooser: [powerpc] does not detect ADB keyboards

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 06:38:12PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-15 at 07:27 +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > 
> > The current daily images now show the AT keymap list. I've tested this on 
> > Frank Lichtenheld's Powerbook G4 laptop, and all keys are mapped OK for 
> > the German keyboard.
> > 
> > The only change from the USB-MAC keymaps is that the apple key no longer 
> > works as the modifier key. Instead these can be accessed using Fn-Alt, 
> > which can probably be explained as that is probably equivalent to the 
> > right-Alt key on "regular" AT keyboards on i386.
> > 
> > AFAICT the options are:
> > - should the AT keymaps be made to support the apple key as modifier key
> > or
> > - should we go back to using the USB-MAC keymaps for powerpc
> This may still be necessary, as some Apple keyboards tend to have
> different layouts from 'standard' PC keyboards. Just as one example, the
> Swiss German Apple keyboard has the @ symbol on the G key. AFAIK in some
> other countries the layout can be completely different.

I believe in every country except pure-US, the layout is different, we had
loads of problems with this with regard to X keyboard mappings.


Sven Luther

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