[kbd] Include Bépo in the set of default layouts

Alexey Gladkov gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 22:03:22 MSK 2013

19.04.2013 00:53, Sébastien wrote:
> Hi,
> I’m french (sorry if I do some mistakes), and I’m using the Bépo keyboard 
> layout. It’s a popular Dvorak-like French-optimized keyboard layout. Some 
> reasons to include it:
> – Bépo layout is popular, see the number of people registered on our forum: 
> http://forum.bepo.fr/userlist.php (if we don’t count people with 0 messages 
> posted, 33 + 50 × 8 = 433), or on Linuxfr.org: 
> https://linuxfr.org/sondages/la-disposition-b%C3%A9po%E2%80%A6 (203 people 
> claims that they use Bépo, 114 wants to use it and 443 says “maybe one day”). 
> Some of this people created Ergodis, an association to promote Bépo (but not 
> only).
> – physical Bépo keyboards. How to install a distro if we can’t use our 
> keyboard? (http://typematrix.com/bepo.php and http://www.ceciaa.com/clavier-ergoneos-fort-contraste-disposition-bepo-c2391-7.php for example).
> – Bépo isn’t available on some distributions, so it’s not easy to install it, 
> especially for “noobs”. Bépo directly in kbd means no maintenance problems for 
> distributions and unified and simple solution to the problem.
> – Bépo layout won’t evolve anymore (instead, we want to do a new (perfect?) 
> keyboard layout for the (far?) future). It means no maintenance burden for 
> you. Also, it’s less than 85 KiB (licences included)
> So, what do you think about this idea?

I have no objections about it.

Rgrds, legion

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