[I18NGR] Language versus Country ISO code for Greek keyboard layout

Thanos Kyritsis djart at linux.gr
Wed Mar 8 16:16:36 EET 2006

On Wednesday 15 February 2006 23:33, Sergey Udaltsov wrote:

> Regarding the compatibility, we provide the compatibility rule which
> maps layout 'el' to 'gr'. If it does not work - it is a bug, should
> be fixed. But this compatibility layout is not listed in our
> directory base.xml.
> Does this make sense to you?

Yes, sure it does. I just tested xkeyboard-config 0.8 over X.org 6.9.0 
and the compatibility rule works just fine. BIG Thanks.

I have another question now, regarding bug:

I understand there are 2 ways to solve this problem.

The 1st is the "ubuntu" way, which is to install xkeyboard-config over 
xkbdata and provide it as a package in the Linux distribution.

But I don't think every distro-maker in the world will agree to include 
xkeyboard-config in their distro, so there has to be a "backup" plan:

The 2nd one is syncing Xkb database with xkeyboard-config database. I 
checked X.org cvs sources some days ago and I noticed they are not 
synced. What has to be done to get them synced in CVS ? Should I 
contact someone else ?

And secondly, what are the steps for doing this syncing ? Is it just a 
bare copying of xkeyboard-config's compat/ geometry/ keycodes/ keymap/ 
rules/ semantics/ symbols/ types/ sources over xkbdata sources ?

We may need to send e-mails/bug reports to some of the popular distro 
makers and I know they appreciate to be presented with the whole 
procedure of solving the problem rather than investigating it 
themselves. So I'd like to know how to instruct them to manually do the 

> Regards,
> Sergey


Thanos Kyritsis <djart at linux.gr>

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