Bug 98177 - Please add an Elfdalian keyboard layout
Summary: Please add an Elfdalian keyboard layout
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: xkb
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-09 23:03 UTC by Gunnar Hjalmarsson
Modified: 2017-01-09 01:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Elfdalian keyboard layout (1.47 KB, patch)
2016-10-09 23:39 UTC, Gunnar Hjalmarsson
Details | Splinter Review
Elfdalian keyboard layout (1.53 KB, patch)
2016-10-09 23:59 UTC, Gunnar Hjalmarsson
Details | Splinter Review

Description Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2016-10-09 23:03:58 UTC
I propose the inclusion of an Elfdalian keyboard layout.

Elfdalian recently got the ISO 639-3 identifier "ovd":


The language is spoken in a region of Sweden, the users typically have Swedish keyboards, and hence I suggest that Elfdalian is included as a variant of the Swedish layout.

The only difference compared to the basic Swedish layout is that a key has been dedicated to the special "combining ogonek" Unicode character. Elfdalian makes heavily use of certain vowels with ogonek.
Comment 1 Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2016-10-09 23:39:22 UTC
Created attachment 127157 [details] [review]
Elfdalian keyboard layout
Comment 2 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2016-10-09 23:41:43 UTC
I am all in favour of supporting endangered languages. Could you please submit a patch for symbols/se file and rules/base.extras.xml.in ?

Thank you
Comment 3 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2016-10-09 23:42:24 UTC
Sorry, our comments overlapped. Could you please patch not base.xml.in but rather base.extras.xml.in ? Since there are very few people using that language...
Thank you
Comment 4 Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2016-10-09 23:59:10 UTC
Created attachment 127158 [details] [review]
Elfdalian keyboard layout

Thanks for your fast response! I just attached a revised patch.
Comment 5 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2016-10-10 00:01:34 UTC
Looks ok to me!
Comment 6 Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2016-10-10 22:38:54 UTC
We have tested it successfully via this PPA:

Comment 7 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-01-07 01:49:25 UTC
$ git am ~/Downloads/elfdalian-layout2.patch
Patch format detection failed.

Could you please check your patch? Thank you.
Comment 8 Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2017-01-07 03:15:41 UTC
I'm not exactly a git wizard, and I have no idea what it is git complains about. The patch applies fine with the patch() command.

Can you please apply it manually (using patch())?
Comment 9 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-01-09 00:51:12 UTC
Thanks done!
Comment 10 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2017-01-09 00:51:51 UTC
Comment 11 Gunnar Hjalmarsson 2017-01-09 01:00:19 UTC
Thanks Sergey!

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