[kbd] U+f000 and above

Alexey Gladkov gladkov.alexey at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 12:28:52 MSK 2021

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 06:54:12PM -0500, Pooya Taherkhani wrote:
> Hi there,
> I cannot load Farsi keymap because a decision was made here:
> https://lists.altlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/kbd
> to prevent it from loading.  Interestingly, a secondary reason cited by
> Michael Schutte to prevent the Farsi keyboard from loading is (from link
> above):
> As far as I can tell, there are no widespread keymap files which use
> this feature.
> I'd greatly appreciate it if anybody could direct me to some instructions
> on how to load Farsi keyboard.
> Here is the command that I enter and the error I get:
> [pooya at thinkpad ~] sudo loadkeys fa
> [sudo] password for pooya:
> unicode keysym out of range: U+FDFC
> syntax error, unexpected ERROR, expecting NUMBER or LITERAL or PLUS or

The keymap you are trying to load is not valid. The linux kernel cannot
handle keysym greater than 0xf000. You need to fix this and then the
keymap will load.

Rgrds, legion

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