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Puppy in German? Problems with keyboard mapping!
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 18:14    Post_subject:  Puppy in German? Problems with keyboard mapping!  

Dear Barry,

Congratulations! I'm just checking Puppy for the first time, and it looks very promising. A full-fledged Linux with all necessary apps screwed down to fit into a considerable small amount of RAM - fantastic!

Unfortunately, there are still a few issues.

1. I am a German. Are there any chances to set up a German Puppy (which certainly would mean to create an entirely different ISO image for installation because all the apps should have - in my case - a German interface as well, I suppose ...) ?

2. Even with the keyboard maps in the current English-only installation German umlauts (, , , , , , ) do not work. It is simply a QWERTZ keyboard after changing the settings - and no more. So, i18n is something that should be dealt with thoroughly because I can't imagine that - let's say - Turkish or Czech users will be that happy with Puppy - they use to use far more complicated charsets than Germans.

Strange enough: I have an USB keyboard which was correctly detected at first boot (from CD). After having played around with the settings, Puppy did not recognize it anymore so I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard.

Did you already receive similar complaints about these problems?

Puppy should be the ideal OS for a small subnotebook (or even wearables!) that could be set up with cheap or even old and used hardware. Therefore, such a device could be something in between a handheld, e.g. a palm (simply not enough to get really productive when you're on the road) and a so-called laptop which actually isn't the kind of thing I'd like to hitchhike with across Australia.

Do you have any connections with people (or companies) phantasizing in the same direction?


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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug 2005, 00:39    Post_subject:  


umlaute should work in gtk2-based apps like Mozilla or Abiword.

If not, try de-latin-nodeadkeys.map.

I just uploaded the editor "adie", that displays them,too:

Textmaker works, too.

So what not works:
gtk1-applications and the console.
Maybe the reason for the console is "busybox", I will try that on my Linux-Mandrake next week.

What really is strange:
In beaver, Umlaute work in the font-selection-dialog, but not in the editor itself Shocked

With international menues I had no success yet.
XFE has german menues on Mandrake, on Puppy not.
So I will have to try other locale-settings next week.

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