Question about keyboard layouts for Apple machines

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Fri Sep 24 17:27:08 UTC 2004

On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 08:29:50PM +0300, Ville Vainio wrote:

> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >It should be possible to address this for Hoary, where we are planning an
> >interactive tool to determine the correct keyboard layout based on very
> >simple instructions.
> Also consider adding an easy way to add an xmodmap to the keyboard 
> layout selector. As it stands, I had to put the xmodmap command (I'm 
> using a custom finnish dvorak variant) to Desktop preferences / 
> Sessions, and that was after way too much research.
> If that's not viable, consider at least documenting the recommended way 
> to do it in the docs far the layout switcher. I still don't know the 
> right way, and xmodmap is *way* easier to grok than dealing with xkb...

This is a bit of an unusual case to be reflected in the standard UI.
XKB isn't very much fun, but I think the right way to do this is for you to
create an XKB layout which does what you want, and select that.

 - mdz

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