RE: Keyboard troubles...
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> How can I configure my box to work correctly with a German keyboard?
> During installation I selected de-latin1-nodeadkeys, here's what I got:
> * emacs will accept umlauts and the such when I'm on the local console
> * but when I'm logged in via ssh, other, even more arcane symbols appear.
> * On a shell prompt the special keys consistently do nothing.
> I installed using potato-testcycle-2 cds and recently updated
> to testcycle-3.
> I'll gladly accept even an RTFM if you tell me which one. :)
I've skimmed the German_HOWTO, played with console-tools and generally
familiarized myself a bit with keymaps and the like - here's what I've
come up with...
The default loaded keymap is de-latin1-nodeadkeys which is the correct
one. The relevant entries are:
keycode 12 = ssharp question backslash
keycode 26 = +udiaeresis +Udiaeresis
keycode 39 = +odiaeresis +Odiaeresis
keycode 40 = +adiaeresis +Adiaeresis
As long as "diaeresis" means "umlaut" that should be correct.
displays the correct characters for all keys, but the results on the console
ß does "cursor up"
ä Ä does nothing at all
Ü does nothing
ö Ö beeps
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