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Bug#256442: [ATTACHED] iBook G4 British keymap

retitle 256442 xlibs: want new gb_new symbols file for 2004 iBook G4 British keymap
severity 256442 wishlist
tag 256442 + moreinfo upstream

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 04:51:28AM +0100, Sam Halliday wrote:
> Package: xlibs
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-5
> it would appear Apple are using new designs for the british keyboards on iBooks
> and Powerbooks.
> i save the attached file as /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/gb_new
> an annoying thing about this new Apple keyboard is that the # key is not marked
> physically on any of the keys. it is bound in MacOS to AltGr+3 (even though
> AltGr is marked as "alt" physically on the keyboard)
> i have had this setup working in all X applications for extended Latin-9
> characters (such as §±¤)
> in MacOS, every key seems to have an AltGr binding... i did not have time to
> create the full table for all the keys. this is just created from the keys which
> are physically marked on the keyboard, plus ¢ and #.
> i have sent an accompanying file to the console-data package for console
> support.

I don't see many differences between this and the current
/etc/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/gb file, which I fixed up in xlibs

  * Fix a few problems with the U.K. Macintosh keyboard layout:
    + Map <TLDE> key to "section, plusminus".
    + Map <LSGT> key to "quoteleft, asciitilde".
    + Map AltGr+<AE02> to "EuroSign".
    + Include group(switch) symbols so that the already-defined mapping
      of AltGr+<AE03) to "numbersign" can be used.
    (Closes: #201737)

What does your proposed "gb_new" file do that 4.3.0.dfsg.1-5's "gb" does

(You may also find the bug logs of #201737 interesting.)

In case you have changed your /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/macintosh/gb conffile, I
am attaching the stock version.

G. Branden Robinson                |     If God had intended for man to go
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     about naked, we would have been
branden@debian.org                 |     born that way.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |
// $XConsortium: gb /main/3 1996/08/31 12:19:51 kaleb $
// $XFree86: xc/programs/xkbcomp/symbols/macintosh/gb,v 1.1 2000/09/19 12:46:25 eich Exp $

partial default alphanumeric_keys
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)"

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