[kbd] kbd package

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Sat Mar 1 03:20:43 MSK 2008

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 03:45:16AM +0300, Alexey Gladkov wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I'm a developer of Arch Linux (known as Romashka)
> > and I have question/requests. :-)
> > 
> > 1) one Czech user claims that cz.map.gz should be moved to qwertz directory
> > http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9619
> > (but I'm not sure that's a valid claim).
> 2kbd.list: Can anyone help me to confirm this bug ?
 I assume the correct location for the map is supposed to be
determined by the key 'family' (azerty,qwerty,qwertz...) - in this
case (looking at the old 1.14.1wip) -
ken at bluesbreaker ~ $grep 'keycode *21 ' 
 tells us (chopped at right to avoid excessively long lines)
kbd-1.14.1wip/data/keymaps/i386/qwerty/cz-cp1250.map:keycode 21 = y
kbd-1.14.1wip/data/keymaps/i386/qwerty/cz-lat2.map:keycode 21 = y
kbd-1.14.1wip/data/keymaps/i386/qwerty/cz-lat2-prog.map:keycode 21 = y
kbd-1.14.1wip/data/keymaps/i386/qwerty/cz.map:keycode  21 = +z	Z 
kbd-1.14.1wip/data/keymaps/i386/qwertz/cz-us-qwertz.map:keycode 21 = z Z y Y

 From this, I assume that the Czech republic has people using qwertz
and qwerty keyboards.  Alternatively, perhaps somebody with an
American keyboard needed to type czech on it and contributed a
layout.  The choice of which map to use (and whether qwerty or qwertz)
is probably best left to the distro (and then modified by the
individual user to suit his or her needs), but logic suggests cz.map
belongs in the qwertz directory.

 Now, can _I_ ask something, please ?  What is your policy for
accepting keymaps ?  I can remember several years ago I had to
modify a map to get something suitable for my "british" ibook (G3),
and there was a stony silence when I tried to feed it back.  FWIW,
it no longer worked when I had to get a G4 ibook, so it's not a
long-term loss, I'm just curious.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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