> > Christian Perrier wrote: > >> I think this probably belongs to xserver-xorg. The X keymap is set in > >> that package's postinst. In that piece of code, I see nothing to > >> properly handle Romanian keymaps (and, yes, this is ugly and not well > >> scalable): > > > I'll test the attached patch and tell you about the results. > > I fociblity purged the xserver-xorg package (1:7.1.0-15) installed and installed > 1:7.1.0-15.1 (which only added the previous patch and a changelog entry - patch > attached), I installed all resulting packages from the build (except -dev > packages), including xserver-xorg. > > Then I added a new user, restarted gdm and logged in with the new user. The > default keyboard layout was the romanian one. > > (I think the next section deserves a bug of its own, but I'll let others judge > this.) OK, I'll commit this to xorg's git repository, then. Really unsure about this going to etch or not. > > WRT the non-scalability, I agree and think we should add a step to the new > language process that would add pairs like: > > fr-latin9,fr:xmap=fr > ro:xmap=ro > ro-comma:xmap=ro,variant=comma > > Which should define DI to Xorg layout mappings and we could add that info > directly as pacthes to xorg (or maybe console-data, or which is the > most-hip-console-layout-database) and xorg could use that information during > build to make the appropriate xserver-xorg.postinst section (of course, if added > to other package than xorg, xorg would have to Build-Depend on that package, > thus takign the most recent information). > > What do you think? This is defintely interesting, so I'm very glad to announce that you just volunteered to commit the appropriate patch to the D-I i18n doc, Eddy..:-) Given that we already have a step for new languages to specify the console keymap and font, we could indeed just add the requirement for X.org keyboard handling settings to that step, also.
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