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Bug#201737: map LWIN to Mode_switch

hello again..

* Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> [2004-05-31 19:13 +0200]:
> I think I've got it now.

mostly, though i believe it is a user error now..

> All you'll need is this for configuration.
> XkbRules	xfree86
> XkbModel	macintosh
> XkbLayout	gb
> I realized that U.K. Macintosh people are already going to need a way to
> type the EuroSign as engraved, so people are going to have to learn
> about a "Mode Switch" or "AltGr" key no matter what.
> So I went ahead and treated the number sign as a simple unengraved
> alternate group keycap, which is probably what everybody wanted in the
> first place.
> I've tested this on my own keyboard and it seems to do what I expect.

the question is, which should be the key to "mode switch" / "altgr" in
your configuration? the apple (lwin) key?

> Please let me know if it does what *you* expect.


> xkb_symbols "basic" {
>     // Describe the differences between a U.S. Extended Macintosh keyboard
>     // and a U.K. Extended Macintosh keyboard.
>     name[Group1]="Great Britain";
>     key <TLDE> {	[	  section,	plusminus	]	};
>     key <AE02> {	[],
> 			[	 EuroSign			]	};
>     key <AE03> {	[		3,	sterling	],
> 			[      numbersign			]	};
>     key <LSGT> {	[	quoteleft,	asciitilde	]	};
>     include "group(switch)"
> };

actually, i cannot find the file "switch" in my current installation. well, i do not know if such a file _should_ exist, anyway. :)
so i have to map LWIN to do Mode_switch (and Multi_key when shifted)) in the
file "gb" directly to make it work.
which package should "switch" be in? i am currently with many xfree packages
from testing (dfsg.1-1) and the following from unstable (dfsg.1-4):
x-window-system, x-window-system-core, xbase-clients, xfree86-common,
xlibs, xlibs-data, xterm, xutils.

::: .O.
::: ..O
::: OOO
::: lynx -source http://www.kodeaffe.de/shensche.pub | gpg --import

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