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Re: Fedora 18 issues with translations and keymaps

On Thu, 03.01.13 00:03, Adam Williamson (awilliam redhat com) wrote:

> * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=889562 - systemd
> conversion from xkb to console layouts fails probably more than it
> succeeds, when it does, you wind up with U.S. English as your console
> layout, not whatever you picked during installation

Here's how I think we should proceed on this one specific issue
(i.e. the only one I am directly involved with):

I believe X11 keymaps on the console are the (long term)
future. Unfortunately we have no tool that would currently fit the bill
nicely, since Debian's existing tool pulls in Perl and is just a giant hack
around loadkeys. Ideally we'd have a nice simple tool that replaces
loadkeys and is capable of uploading X11 keymaps directly into the
kernel's console driver, and preferably written in C.

However, console hacking is not particularly sexy as it appears, and so
far nobody volunteered working on that. That said, if such a tool
existed I'd be happy to hook it up with systemd in no time.

In the meantime, until somebody wants to spend the time on writing this
tool I think the best is to update the keyboard mapping table that
systemd ships. I am more than happy to apply patches to that and it's no
issue at all updating this table in F18 at any time, including after the

I don't think it is worth delaying F18 for that.


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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