want to get a printout of current keyboard map

Florian Diesch diesch at spamfence.net
Mon Oct 13 02:45:44 UTC 2008

"H.S." <hs.samix at gmail.com> wrote:

> This has baffled me for many months now. I want to save the keyboard map
> of the current layout so that I can print it out. The purpose is to
> display these maps nears a couple of computers where people are learning
> to use Linux in their own languages.
> I have tried to use xkbprint to print out a ps file. However, it works
> only for US layout and not for other languages. I think this is due to
> the inherent limitation of either xkbprint or ghostscript or both at
> dealing with unicode characters. For other international languges, I
> only shows their unicode equivalents on the keys and not the
> corresponding characters.

Which languages don't work for you? Do you have fonts for that
language installed?

> And can be easily seen, this is very frustrating. (Not to mention
>the red face I get when I admit that it appears such a mundane thing
>couldn't be done.)
> Anybody have any idea who to go about doing this? KDE, Gnome, command
> line, doesn't matter as long I can get the printout.

For me the printing function of gnome-keyboard-properties works fine.

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