#164 Italian Keyboard mapping

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2002-12-10
2002-02-04
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On PowerBook G3 the italian keyboard doesn't
work properly with linux redhat 7.1 or later.
The 'e' character is a backspace.

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    What do you mean exactly? Are you running Linux on your
    PowerBook G3? If so you are at the wrong place and should
    head over to the newbie@XFree86.Org where they can help with
    these types of issues. The XonX project and these bugs are
    for Darwin and Mac OS X specific bugs.

    If on the other hand you are running XDarwin on Darwin or
    Mac OS X and you are having troubles displaying a client
    remotely from another Linux box we can help you. We would
    need to know how you setup your italian keyboard and what
    xev gives as the output when you type backspace. What X
    clients in particular are you having trouble with? Also,
    does backspace work in local xterms run from your Mac OS X box?

     
  • Mario Klebsch
    Mario Klebsch
    2002-03-22

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    I have observed keyboard problems like this when using
    gnome on the linux box. It seems, gnome does completely
    remap the keyboard. xmodmap files for various languages
    are included with gnome. Unfortunately, whey work with
    XFree on the PC, not with XDarwin.

    73, Mario

     
  • Kow K
    Kow K
    2002-03-23

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    On PowerBook G3 Series (Wallstreet), the similar
    phonomenon messes me up. Most remarkably, arrow
    keys don't work with vi. Delete key calls C-h in emacs.
    This happens not only under XDarwin but also under
    Terminal. So, this isn't realy a bug of XDarwin

    Kow

     
  • Kow K
    Kow K
    2002-03-23

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm using a Japanese-
    keybaord machine. My guess is that this could be a probelm
    particular to PB G3 with an other-than-US keyboard.

    Kow

     
  • Mario Klebsch
    Mario Klebsch
    2002-03-23

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    My comment about gnome is case, the keyboard is totally
    screwed up.

    If only a few keys are not mapped correctly, (like the
    problem with ^H and the cursor keys), xev can be used to
    check the X11 keyboard mapping for those keys.

    I know about three possible causes for a keymapping
    problem:

    - There is no X11 sympol for a Mac char (e.g. the apple)

    - For some Mac characters, there is no mapping to the
    corosponding X11 keysym. The main reason is, that I was
    not able to find a table of how to map these Mac
    characters. In my keyboard layout, there were only very
    few of them, so I ignored it.

    - Incorrect keymapping files. XDarwin uses keymapping
    files, that are delivered with MacOSX, but they are not
    used by the System. Unfortunately, some of these
    keymapping files do have incorrect mappings. When we
    find an incorrect mapping, we change these keymapping
    files and include the fixed files in the XDarwin
    distribution.

    The Problem with the cursor keys probably is a wrong $TERM
    setting.

    The ^H problem in emacs probably is a misunderstanding.
    The key, that lays directly above the return key is the
    backspace key, not the delete key. Emacs does not do
    backspace on the backspace key out of the box. This
    probably is an emacs FAQ.

    73, Mario

     
  • Max Berger
    Max Berger
    2002-04-05

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    Hi,

    where do I find those new keymapping tables?

    There is a bug in the german mapping:
    (Deutsch.keymapping): The @ char is Shift-Alt-1 and
    should be alt-l

    (it was shift-alt-1 until MacOs 9.1 but changed in 9.2
    and X)

    thanks

     
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    > where do I find those new keymapping tables?

    The modified keymapping tables (so far only Deutsch) are available here in the XonX project CVS repository. Let us know if you find further bugs in these files.

     
    • summary: Keyboard mapping --> Italian Keyboard mapping
     
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    Hi, here is another keymapping problem: I set up Italian keymap as
    shown by this log section:
    Using keymapping provided in /System/Library/Keyboards/
    Italiano.keymapping.

    ...but some line below there is another bunch of lines:
    The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
    > Error: Can't find file "unknown" for geometry include
    > Exiting
    > Abandoning geometry file "(null)"
    Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
    The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
    > Error: Can't find file "unknown" for geometry include
    > Exiting
    > Abandoning geometry file "(null)"
    Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server
    The XKEYBOARD keymap compiler (xkbcomp) reports:
    > Error: Can't find file "unknown" for geometry include
    > Exiting
    > Abandoning geometry file "(null)"
    Errors from xkbcomp are not fatal to the X server

    next I have the keyboard running fine, but with the US layout instead of
    the Italian one. Quite annoying.

    Any workaround ? Any idea of how prevent this ? (and don't suggest
    "change your keyboard", please.)

    TNX.