Belgian keyboard bug

Daniel Stone daniel.stone at
Sun Sep 19 04:55:46 CDT 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 10:13:34AM +0200, fpeters at wrote:
> I now looked and here is the problem.  Belgium has three official
> languages: Dutch, French and German.  Dutch and French-speaking people
> (99% of the population) use the belgian layout; the small number of
> German-speaking people use the german layout.
> Keyboard selection has been hacked into xserver-xfree86.config and
> says:
> case "$LANG" in
>   "de_BE at euro" ) LAYOUT="de" XKBOPTIONS="" ;;
>   "fr_BE at euro" ) LAYOUT="be" XKBOPTIONS="" ;;
>   "nl_BE at euro" ) LAYOUT="be" XKBOPTIONS="" ;;
>   *"BE"* ) LAYOUT="de" XKBOPTIONS="" ;;
> But $LANG is set to fr_BE, not fr_BE at euro.

Thanks a lot for tracking this one down -- we'll include the fix (likely
having "fr_BE*" map to LAYOUT="be") in xfree86 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6ubuntu19.

> [PS: any bts url?]

Thanks a lot!
:) d

Daniel Stone                                        <daniel.stone at>
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