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Puppy 1.0.4: German keymap is de.map; should be de-latin.map
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PostPosted: Sun 24 Jul 2005, 12:28    Post_subject:  Puppy 1.0.4: German keymap is de.map; should be de-latin.map  


the default german keymap in puppy is de.map, which does not include special german characters (Umlaute, sharp s, §, ...).
de-latin1.map and de-latin1-nodeadkeys.map should be included instead.
Still I got some problems: after loading the de-latin1.map keymap, these special characters work fine in mozilla, abiword,leafpad and MP, but not in console, rxtv or beaver. Any ideas ?
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 11:03    Post_subject: Quick fix  

So, just for convenience a small fix for all German users:

1. Download http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kbd/kbd-1.12.tar.gz, extract it and find de-latin1.map
2. Copy it to /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwertz/
3. Edit /etc/keymap to

4. Restart or type in rxvt
loadkeys /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/i386/qwertz/de-latin1.map
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 11:11    Post_subject:  

I have placed that here:


Sadly it is not really a German page I just translated with Babel Fish . . .
if you or another German speaker has a moment, double click to edit . . .

Would your solution or similar solutions work with other languages?


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 11:26    Post_subject:  

In general, yes, it works with every keyboard map from the kbd package. Barry seems to have stripped out a lot of the keymaps (1,2M -> 145K), which is good, but de.map seems to be a "historic" layout, de-latin1.map corresponds to the standard now.
Still, I have problems entering the special characters in the applications mentioned above and additionally with the euro symbol in all applications (font problem?unicode?), which I will try to solve when I have time again.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2005, 13:07    Post_subject:  

OK, seems to be really a problem with the X11 fonts: the installed ones are for ISO-8859-1 (Western Europe, old version) and do not include the Euro symbol.
A quick hack would be the replacement with ISO-8859-15 fonts (the internation currency symbol ¤ by the Euro symbol and a special Icelandic symbol).
But this is a little bit outdated, the cleaner way seems to be Unicode, but that has a lot of consequences for all applications. I am not really experienced in that field, maybe someone has done more in the locale field.
If it works, our Puppy could speak Thai ! Very Happy
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