where are the keyboard mapping files.... if this IS what i'm looking for

Asked by Laserulo on 2006-12-09

I'm trying to create an unusual keyboard layout... Esperanto letters on a Dvorak layout (I know, but just humour me!) ... I installed Keyboard Layout Creator launched it and created the keyboard. Everything worked fine until it failed at the last hurdle and refused to accept the ISO language code. While I'm waiting for a solution to that problem I thought I might try to manually modify the files which map the keys to the letters which appear on-screen. Does anybody know where they are in the system and how I could read them and change them?
Ta much.
Hugh (Laserulo)

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2006-12-11
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Best williamts99 (williamts99) said : #1

Hello,

/etc/X11/xkb/symbols
Might want to check out the last post on this page.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1817008

Laserulo (hugh-reid2) said : #2

Many thanks. This is what I was looking for! Haven't had a chance this weekend to attack the layout in anger, but maybe next weekend.
Thanks again.
Hugh

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #3

No problem, let us know how it works out.

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If you are still having problems, let us know and we'll keep working on them.

Best Regards,

Williamts99

Laserulo (hugh-reid2) said : #4

Got it working today!
I now have a Dvorak layout with Esperanto letters where I want them. I also sussed that by using the higher levels (ralt and ralt+shift) I can get get access to those English letters (q, w, y, x) overwritten by the Esperanto values (ĉ, ĵ, ĝ, ŝ). This means I don't have to change keyboards when I have to type an English word with these letters within an Esperanto text. It's also given me ideas about how to tweak the native UK Dvorak layout!

Thanks again!

Hugh

(And don't worry I have and will save copies of the original layouts)

williamts99 (williamts99) said : #5

Glad to hear that it worked for you, and thank you very much for marking your support request as solved. I know that it might not seem like a big deal, but it sure does help us a lot.

Best Regards,

Williamts99