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Bug#256442: [ATTACHED] iBook G4 British keymap



Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 02:48:52PM +0100, Sam Halliday wrote:
> > > Try commenting out the XkbOptions line altogether.
> > > 
> > > For an Apple Pro keyboard, model M7803, and using the following
> > > configuration:
> > > 
> > > XkbRules	xfree86
> > > XkbModel	macintosh
> > > XkbLayout	us
> > > 
> > > This puts:
> > > 	Ctrl_L on the left control key
> > > 	Alt_L on the left Option/Alt key
> > > 	Super_L on the left Apple/Command key
> > > 	Super_R on the right Apple/Command key
> > > 	Alt_R on the right Option/Alt key
> > > 	Ctrl_R on the right control key
> > 
> > yes... but the key marked "alt" on an apple keyboard should actually be
> > "altgr". go into MacOS X and see for yourself...
> > 
> > so it should be:
> >  	Ctrl_L on the left control key
> >  	Super_L on the left Option/Alt key
> >  	Alt_L on the left Apple/Command key
> >  	Alt_R on the right Apple/Command key
> >  	Super_R on the right Option/Alt key
> >  	Ctrl_R on the right control key
> > 
> > it seems silly to have Debian and MacOS disagree about what the keymapping
> > should be.
> 
> I think it's sillier for keys to not do what's engraved on them.

what about mouse buttons then? the mac mouse only has one mouse button... is it
a left or a right mouse button? the left mouse button is chosen as it is the
most compatible with what happens under MacOS X (and also the most sensible
option, and probably sends the same signal...). ok, maybe thats a crap example
:-)

> I am not opposed to having an XkbOption called "altwin:macosx", for
> example, for people who seek Mac OS X compatibility, but I am skeptical
> that this should be the default.

i like this. how can it be implemented?

cheers,
Sam
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