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Re: death keyboard on powerbook g4 after an update of xkb-data -> 1.3-1

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 09:52 +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Michel Dänzer <daenzer@debian.org> [2008-06-10 18:54:31 CEST]:
> > On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 17:09 +0200, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> > >  If you wouldn't have left #debianppc so quickly again you would have
> > > received responses along the line suggesting using XkbModel pc10x
> > > instead of macintosh.
> > 
> > Apple keyboards have slightly different layouts than standard PC
> > keyboards. If there is a problem with XkbModel "macintosh" (haven't had
> > any since basically forever), it would be better to report that and get
> > it fixed than to tell people to use pc10x.
>  It wasn't only me mentioning that on the channel, sorry. And to be
> honest, I don't see any difference in the keyboard layout on my German
> PowreBook G4 to a regular PC-keyboard? Or do you mean that XkbModel
> macintosh would behave more like on MacOS and have the @ on alt-l? If
> it's the latter I am very happy to /not/ use that ...
>  Just gave it a try with the keyboard switch applet from gnome - and it
> indeed is that horror. Sorry, I simply can't recommend using the
> macintosh XkbModel to anyone, alt-5 and alt-6 for [] and alt-l for @ is
> not convenient, at least not to me. Not even remotely. It's hard to
> remember the differences between english and german layout at times when
> you are abroad already.

I understand your personal preference, but I suspect most people will
prefer the keymap to match what's physically printed on the keyboard by

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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