Bug#439491: /usr/bin/gnome-keyboard-properties: Please support japanese keyboard on PowerBook3, 2.
sa at whiz.se
Thu Aug 30 19:19:32 UTC 2007
reassign 439491 xkb-data
On Thu, 2007-08-30 at 10:15 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 12:13:42AM +0200, Sven Arvidsson a écrit :
> > On Sat, 2007-08-25 at 19:10 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > > on a PowerBook3,2 with japanese keyboard, the backslash/underscore key
> > > does not work. Its keycode is 211. It seems that one can not use
> > > setxkbmap to fix this, and that it is not possible to disable GNOME
> > > management of the keyboard. Would it be easy to assign backslash and
> > > underscore to keycode 211 in GNOME ?
> > Doesn't any of the available layouts / layout options in
> > gnome-keyboard-properties work for you?
> jp106 is definitely the layout of my keyboard. However, after
> investigation, I realised that I had a
> Option "XkbVariant" "latin"
> line in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and that this option was in the meantime
> Suppressing it solved the problem. This option was necessary in the past
> because otherwise the keyboard would have output japanese characters by
> default (the vast majority of japanese users input japanese using latin
> characters). I think that I installed Debian on this computer before the
> release, but I am not sure. If this option was added by default on
> install, it may mean that upgrades to later versions of xkb-data can
> lead to this problem on other computers.
I'm reassigning this to xkb-data, I'm sure the maintainers can figure
out if this is the expected behaviour or a bug.
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