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Re: [patch] some Hurd console keyboard shortcut/layout changes

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: [patch] some Hurd console keyboard shortcut/layout changes
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004 01:09:38 +0100
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At Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:27:33 +0000,
Marco Gerards wrote:
> Marcus Brinkmann <marcus.brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
> > I disagree with Marco and agree with Alfred that left and right alt
> > are very different keys.  This is also true for the linux console.
> Ok.  I would expect lalt+rctrl+backspace would be the same as
> ralt+rctrl+backspace. 

Yeah, there is that.  But I didn't want to try if that is the case on X.

> So wouldn't it be better if both alts in the case of the special
> features acted the same?

Whatever is done in Linux and X.

> > The solution is of course to make it configurable.  I don't oppose to
> > a patch that adds an option to the module that allows you to switch
> > caps lock and control.
> >
> > But what I really want to see is Marco's changes to use X config
> > files.  i18n and l10n are the real reason for this, but it will also
> > allow you to change the keymap in arbitrary ways.
> Right, and Arnaud made a package of the xkb plugin.  So anyone should
> be able to test it now.  It has the repeater so there is nothing to
> spoil the fun.  If anyone has questions about the features, just ask
> them.

Oh, nice.  We should start to clean up the patches, I guess.  But it
is your call.


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