Bug 1484 - [XKB] An Icelandic xkb keyboard defenition for macintosh notebook computers.
Summary: [XKB] An Icelandic xkb keyboard defenition for macintosh notebook computers.
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/Keyboard (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: Other All
: high enhancement
Assignee: xkb
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Depends on:
Blocks: 1487
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Reported: 2004-09-28 01:24 UTC by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
Modified: 2006-01-25 07:01 UTC (History)
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An Icelandic layout for macintosh computer (5.48 KB, patch)
2004-09-28 01:26 UTC, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
no flags Details | Splinter Review
An Icelandic layout for macintosh computer. (5.92 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-28 01:40 UTC, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
no flags Details
An Icelandic keyboard layout for Macintosh computers (6.46 KB, text/plain)
2006-01-26 01:06 UTC, Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
no flags Details

Description Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2004-09-28 01:24:30 UTC
Attached is a complete Icelandic keymap for macintosh computers which mimics the
Mac OS keyboard layout.

It should be put in symbols/macintosh/ and be named "is" e.g.

Having this in a future X release would be very nice;)
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2004-09-28 01:26:02 UTC
Created attachment 973 [details] [review]
An Icelandic layout for macintosh computer
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2004-09-28 01:40:40 UTC
Created attachment 974 [details]
An Icelandic layout for macintosh computer.

Oops, uploaded the wrong file, thats what hours upon hours of xkb hacking do to
your brain;)
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2005-10-08 17:58:10 UTC
it is in xkeyboard-config already
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-26 01:00:34 UTC
REOPENING and assigning this back into the xorg product under the   
Input/Keyboard component. This file is already in /xlibs/xkbdesc/ but not in
/xorg/data/xkbdata/ which is what's packages in the default xorg distribution.
Having this in the default distribution without having to install an additional
package would benefit those using an Icelandic keyboard layout on Macintosh
computers, and because of its nature it won't break anything else.
Comment 5 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-26 01:06:10 UTC
Created attachment 4462 [details]
An Icelandic keyboard layout for Macintosh computers

This attachment is the same file as
except is uses the macintosh/ directory instead of the macintosh_vndr
directory, see attachment 4351 [details] [review] and bug 5597
Comment 6 Alan Coopersmith 2006-01-26 02:01:16 UTC
Copying the statement we put together a couple of months ago on xkbdata vs.

   There are two sources of keyboard configuration data available for the
   X.Org X11R7.0 modular release: xkbdata & xkeyboard-config.

   xkbdata is provided by X.Org and consists of a modular release of the
   keyboard data files from the X11R6.9 monolithic tree.   It is mostly
   compatible with previous releases from X.Org and XFree86 and should
   require little change to most configurations.   However, there is
   currently no maintainer for xkbdata and it is not expected to be
   maintained after the X11R7.0 release.

   xkeyboard-config is provided by the XKeyboardConfig project on
   freedesktop.org <http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/XKeyboardConfig>.
   It was originally based on the same configuration data files as xkbdata,
   but has undergone extensive work and restructuring, and is actively
   enhanced and maintained.   It contains support for more languages and
   more internet/multimedia extended keyboards, but may require changes
   to the config files of more users as full backwards compatibility has
   not been maintained.

   At this time it is likely that xkbdata will be replaced by
   xkeyboard-config in a future release of the Xorg modular tree, and
   a number of distros/packagers have already decided to use
   xkeyboard-config in their X11R7.0-based releases of Xorg packages.

Unless someone steps forward to maintain xkbdata, xkb-config will be the
default in future X.Org releases.

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