[xkb] Re: Short description for "Greek Polytonic"?

Simon simos74 at gmx.net
Thu Jan 13 12:02:08 EET 2005

Sergey V. Udaltsov wrote:

>Hello Simos
>Technically (from the DTD POV) you can add short description to the
>variants - it will be still valid XML, and libxklavier would be able to
>process it (well, at least it should). The only thing is that IIRC gnome
>keyboard indicator takes only the shortDescription from the layout. And,
>to be true, I did not want to add shortDescriptions to variants. What's
>the rationale to have separate shortDescription in the variant? Do
>people use both Greek and Greek (Polytonic) in the single configuration?
 From my experience yes. I am cc:ing this e-mail to the Greek i18n 
mailing list for possible input.

Greek Monotonic (modern Greek) defines one dead key, ";" while Greek 
(Polytonic) defines more, ";", '", '[', ']'.
It's not comfortable to write modern Greek with Greek (Polytonic).

What does everyone else think?

>On Wed, 2005-01-12 at 22:20 +0000, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
>>When a user adds Greek and Greek Polytonic, the ShortDescription is the
>>In other words, Greek Polytonic does not have a ShortDescription, thus
>>inherits that of Greek.
>>Does the XML schema allow for ShortDescription for variants?

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