|Summary:||No support for canadian normalized keyboard|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Sébastien Taylor <me>|
|Component:||kbd||Assignee:||Eido Inoue <havill>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2004-02-27 01:35:02 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Sébastien Taylor 2003-03-04 19:54:49 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr-FR; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20021003 Description of problem: Though the installer supports the old "French Canadian" standard it does not support the new Canadian Normalized Keyboard standard which is the official standard in Canada, for use by people speaking either French or English (or both). XFree86 has had support for this for a long time now, and is available by manually selecting the "ca" keyboard layout in the XF86Config file. The console does not seem to come with support for this layout but there is a copy available from the French Linux HOWTO. I can send the keymap upon request. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Trying to use the french canadian keymap has expected results, but the normalized canadian keyboards are quite a bit different. Additional info: The standard describing the normalized canadian keyboard is: CAN/CSA Z243.200-92 and information is available here: http://www.autoroute.gouv.qc.ca/publica/clavier/faq.htm The French-Linux HOWTO is available at: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Francophones-HOWTO.html
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-03-20 20:58:32 UTC
Transferring to kbd. Once we have a console keymap available, I'll add an entry for Canadian Normalized keyboards to our keyboard list in rhpl.
Comment 2 Sébastien Taylor 2003-03-20 21:11:37 UTC
Should I email the keyboard map which I am using? To whom?
Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-07-14 16:38:23 UTC
Please attach the map to this bug. Also, is this map just for Quebec or French-Canadian? Is there another map for Canadian English? Is it different from the Canadian keyboard we currently have?
Comment 4 Sébastien Taylor 2003-07-14 17:33:47 UTC
The standard english keyboards in canada are the same as the standard english american keyboards, and the canadian hybrids are the same as the american international AFAIK. The keyboard in question is the official keyboard in canada (though only the default in qubec/new- brunswick and federal government offices, english uses are still given us keyboards). In qubec the old style keyboard (which is the map you currently offer) is still sold, though less and less, with this new standardized version becoming more and more popular. Most computers sold in the past 4 years have this new style. One quick way to identify it (could be usefull durring the install) is that the old style has the slash on SHIFT+3 and on the new style the slash is accessed by simply hitting the key on the left of the 1 (I think it's the ` key on the us keyboard). In XFree86 you simply need to use the "ca" map, and possible swap the RALT & RCTL depending on the keyboard, sometimes they have them backwards for some reason. RALT+/ should give a | for example, if it gives the funny top right angle border symbol, RALT & RCTL need to be flipped. On the console, the cn-latin1.map file I've attached should do the trick. OK- Well, I'm unable to attach the file, after login in and telling it to attach the file, it wants me to login again, and this keeps on going, I'll try from another browser after this, otherwise I'll just email it to you.
Comment 5 Sébastien Taylor 2003-07-14 17:35:50 UTC
Created attachment 92918 [details] console keyboard map for canadian normalized keyboard
Comment 6 Eido Inoue 2004-02-27 01:35:02 UTC
still no canadian normalized map as of kbd 1.12. UPSTREAM problem.