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bug#40273: installer: No way to input Latin characters with non-Latin ke
pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)
bug#40273: installer: No way to input Latin characters with non-Latin keyboard layouts
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:55:59 +0200
On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 05:35:41PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> I think we can have both Alt-Shift and what Mathieu implemented, no?
Yes, both would be best, what Mathieu implemented is more
> However, note that the installed system won’t have Alt-Shift support,
> and perhaps that is a bigger concern.
guix build -S console-setup
sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/X11
sudo ln -s
ckbcomp ar,fr -variant azerty, -option grp:alt_shift_toggle > ~/test
sudo loadkeys ~/test
works, but I have no idea how to turn that into a keyboard-layout.
I tried setting in /etc/config.scm
(keyboard-layout "ar,fr" "azerty" #:options '("grp:alt_shift_toggle")))
but it threw an error.
> OTOH, we’re just using the standard XKB layouts, so if they don’t
> provide Alt-Shift, well, perhaps that’s because this is the way it’s got
> to be?
I did not know back then, but it does work. In dconf-editor, I can
set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources to ['grp:alt_shift_toggle']. It
switches between all configured layouts in GNOME.
> Is “grp:alt_shift_toggle” guaranteed to be available, no what what
> ‘layout’ is?
> Also, that means Alt-Shift is enabled for all layouts, not just the
> non-Latin layouts, right?
Yes, with the patch I can toggle any layout to US layout and back.
I believe we would need a map from each layout to whether it should be
QWERTY, AZERTY, QWERTZ … Or we would just use QWERTY.
What do you think is the right path forward?
bug#40273: installer: No way to input Latin characters with non-Latin keyboard layouts, Ludovic Courtès, 2020/03/29