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Re: Testing of russian keymap (was Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] fix '/' and

From: Oleg Sadov
Subject: Re: Testing of russian keymap (was Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] fix '/' and '|' on russian keymap)
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2010 21:30:46 +0400

Sorry for delay with answer -- vacations time without e-mail account

07/10/2010 08:38 +0400, Michael Tokarev wrote:
> 06.10.2010 23:56, Eduardo Habkost wrote:
> > 
> > Anybody using a russian keyboard layout who can test this change and
> > confirm it works as expected?
> I can perform such a testing - in theory.  But in practice, I was never
> able to figure out this -k $lang stuff, -- neither in qemu nor in other
> apps like rdesktop and the like.
> What I usually do is to explicitly set en-us keyboard for applications
> that are "too smart" and tries to guess "right" keyboard from env.
> variables such as $LANG.
> The reason is that after specifying "ru" keyboard, I can't use latin
> chars anymore, and can type only using cyrillic.  Since cyrillic
> layout does not have any latin char, imagine how to type, say, a
> path name (even "C:" drive in windows).
> All modern OSes nowadays have a way to switch between keyboard layouts
> dynamically - this is done internally in the operating system.  So,
> basically, I've no idea what this -k $foo stuff is used for to start
> with ;)
> Care to explain please?  Oleg?  :)

I don't understand reasons for such locale-default keyboard settings for
qemu too, but may be it's useful for someone...

> Thanks!
> /mjt


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