[Fwd: [I18n]xkb layouts and variants]

Simos Xenitellis simos74 at gmx.net
Mon Jan 14 14:51:28 EET 2002

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From: Andriy Rysin <arysin at myrealbox.com>
To: i18n at XFree86.Org
Subject: [I18n]xkb layouts and variants
Date: 11 Jan 2002 12:05:17 -0800


Why don't we keep all those different layouts like ca and ca_enchanced, 
lt, lt_a, lt_std and lt_p .... pl and pl2 keep in one file (ca, lt and 
pl respectively) and use variants inside the layout file? It really 
annoying to see 4 lithuanian layouts in the list or couples like "pl" 
and "pl2".
And it's really easy to use variants in setxkbmap:
setxkbmap "ua(basic)" or setxkbmap "ua(winkeys)"
or another way
setxkbmap ua -variant basic or setxkbmap ua -variant winkeys

More than that - recent kxkb from KDE allows you to "choose" of existing 
variants from inside the layout, which makes it really convinient.

Thus we would be able to keep as many variants as anyone want without 
polluting common namespace.

Take care,

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