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custom keyboard layout
  • johhnySjohhnyS February 2011
    So, im using the latest slitaz-cooking.

    How do i create a custom keyboard layout? Specifically, i'm aiming for a Czech QWERTY, which is not present in slitaz. A cz-lat2 (basically a czech QWERTZ) is, however, present.

    Been thinking of modifying the /usr/share/kmap/cz-lat.kmap file (all i need to do is to interchange the Y and Z letters), but i can't figure out the internal languge of that format.

    Any advices?
  • bellardbellard February 2011
    Try this :
    # tazpkg get-install Install kbd-base
    # gunzip /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/
    # edit /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/
    # loadkeys /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwerty/ && dumpkmap > custom.kmap

    The package kbd-busybox is built like that (

    Would you mind give your cz-lat2 patch back (and a new name for cz-lat2) ?
    We may put it in the next release...
  • johhnySjohhnyS February 2011
    Bellard: there you go - cz-qwerty.kmap
    Though i would not blindly trust that file - i simply wasn't able to test that one; preferences -> keyboard mapping doesn't apparently work in slitaz-cooking with default settings.

    What worked for me instead was the following:
    su nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-Keyboard.conf
    where i just changed the kb line to czech(qwerty)

    Linux in general is quite a mess - so many options, so many ways to do the same things (and so much time wasted figuring things out).
    It wouldn't hurt it if at least Slitaz aimed for consistency, though.
  • slicelslicel February 2011
    Could you please explain the commands to interchange Y and Z?

    Thank you

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