Bug 30015 - Proposal of Austrian keyboard layout
Summary: Proposal of Austrian keyboard layout
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: xkb
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Keywords: NEEDINFO
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Reported: 2010-09-04 09:38 UTC by Michael Färber
Modified: 2010-09-05 05:42 UTC (History)
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Austrian keyboard layout in symbols/at (642 bytes, text/plain)
2010-09-04 09:38 UTC, Michael Färber
Details
rules/base.xml.in (163.02 KB, text/plain)
2010-09-04 09:40 UTC, Michael Färber
Details
Patch for Austrian layout in base.xml.in (1.14 KB, patch)
2010-09-05 03:40 UTC, Michael Färber
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Description Michael Färber 2010-09-04 09:38:23 UTC
Created attachment 38439 [details]
Austrian keyboard layout in symbols/at

Austria shares its keyboard layout with Germany (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Germany_and_Austria_.28but_not_Switzerland.29), but can't be selected in keyboard layout settings yet. I've made a simple symbols file that inherits German layouts and makes them available as Austrian - a small effort to appeal to Austrian users. Not all German layouts are made available as Austrian but those that Austria shares with Switzerland. Furthermore, I've edited the base.xml.in to include references to the Austrian layout.

I hope this finds entry into a future release of xkeyboard-config - if there's something wrong with my contribution or something else is to be done, I'd be glad to help!

(I've been linked here via https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xkeyboard-config/+bug/447912 after having reported this as Ubuntu bug.)
Comment 1 Michael Färber 2010-09-04 09:40:24 UTC
Created attachment 38440 [details]
rules/base.xml.in
Comment 2 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2010-09-04 10:05:12 UTC
Some questions:

1. Are you sure Austria is using all 4 variants? I personally do not know, just would like to confirm...

2. Let's not create symbols/at. Let's do it in rules. Would you be able to provide a patch to rules/base.* files ?

3. Could you please provide not the full base.xml.in file, but the patch? The diff with the current version from git is large.
Comment 3 Michael Färber 2010-09-04 12:41:35 UTC
Hi Sergey, thanks for your rapid response!

1. I am not sure if Austria uses all 4 variants I proposed, because I've never worked with Linux on a Sun or Mac. All I can say is that those variants exist in Switzerland and Germany, so the probability is high that those also exist in Austria, in which case they would be identical to the German layout.

2. I'd like to do that, however, I haven't found out how to adapt the rules files. Could you point me to documentation or other instructions? Which file(s) do I have to modify?

3. Yes, I will make a patch for the latest git version as soon as I have adapted the rules files.
Comment 4 Simos Xenitellis 2010-09-04 12:42:50 UTC
Michael, what you need to do is

1. Grab the source code of xkeyboard-config and keep a copy of the repository

sudo apt-get install git-core      

then 

git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xkeyboard-config 

2. According to the changes you did on your Ubuntu installation to get your
Austrian layout, add those changes in the files found in the 'xkeyboard-config'
repository.

Then, to provide the necessary files for Sergey, you simply run (you need to be
in the xkeyboard-config/ directory tree)

git diff

and the output of the file is the patch that Sergey needs.

3. If you mess up and want to start over, you can 

git reset --hard

Sergey, what Michael wants to achieve is to have an Austrian entry in the
keyboard layouts. This obviously helps in terms of usability for Austrian users
of Linux. Could you please give an example of another layout that achieves the
work of the patch that Michael produced (but using the rules/* files, as you
mention above)?
Comment 5 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2010-09-04 16:46:43 UTC
> 1. I am not sure if Austria uses all 4 variants I proposed, because I've never
> worked with Linux on a Sun or Mac. All I can say is that those variants exist
> in Switzerland and Germany, so the probability is high that those also exist in
> Austria, in which case they would be identical to the German layout.
Fair enough.

> 2. I'd like to do that, however, I haven't found out how to adapt the rules
> files. Could you point me to documentation or other instructions? Which file(s)
> do I have to modify?
Actually, on the 2nd thought, since I would like to have the proper group name, your idea with symbols/at looks just right.
 
> 3. Yes, I will make a patch for the latest git version as soon as I have
> adapted the rules files.
Cool!
Comment 6 Michael Färber 2010-09-05 03:40:24 UTC
Created attachment 38451 [details] [review]
Patch for Austrian layout in base.xml.in

This should work in combination with the new symbols/at file.
I could also provide the required new translation entries for the German po file.
Comment 7 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2010-09-05 05:42:44 UTC
Great! Committed now. I added the missing bit for symbols/Makefile.am:)


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