Making AltGr work on powerpc notebooks

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Tue Nov 9 06:01:20 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 12:52:11PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> So what are the options?
> 1. Leave it as it is and annoy European iBook users (at least they
>    cannot complain by email since they are unable to type '@' :-) )
> 2. Make lv3:lwin_switch default and annoy PowerBook and
>    British/American iBook users
> 3. Have the powerpc version of the X server ask a debconf question and
>    annoy all powerpc users
> 4. Autodetect whether an AltGr key is present (but I do not have the
>    slightest idea how to do that). An ad-hoc heuristics would be to
>    enable lv3:lwin_switch on non-English locales on powerpc, but I
>    know too little about other non-English iBook keyboard layouts.

Surely it's possible to put this kind of thing into the XKB definitions
for the keyboard layouts that need them? That seems like the obviously
correct approach.

Colin Watson                                    [cjwatson at]

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