Bug 213336

Summary: add images for keyboard layouts
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Armijn Hemel <armijn>
Component: system-config-keyboardAssignee: Lubomir Kundrak <lkundrak>
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Description Armijn Hemel 2006-10-31 16:28:17 EST
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Right now (FC6 release) when chosing the keyboard layout, the keyboard that fits
the locale is chosen. This is not always the wisest choice. For example, the
Dutch keyboard layout is not used that much, most systems sold here use US
keyboard layout. Since many users don't know the difference it might be a good
idea to show a picture of a keyboard, or some representation of a keyboard,
which depicts the keyboard layout for that language, or highlights keys in the
picture with which you can recognize a certain keyboard.

This is just a suggestion, feel free to implement, adapt or ignore :)

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-10-31 17:56:17 EST
The problem with doing something like this traditionally has been the lack of
available images
Comment 2 Tim Mayberry 2006-10-31 21:00:44 EST
gnome-keyboard-preferences can display many different keyboard layouts. I think
it does it using a library called libkbdraw although I'm not too sure about
that. Perhaps using that, or generating static images from that is an option?
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2007-02-22 16:00:37 EST
If system-config-keyboard supports this, anaconda will be able to make use of it
fairly easily.  We just wrap the screen it provides.
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 01:28:53 EDT
User pnasrat@redhat.com's account has been closed
Comment 5 Lubomir Kundrak 2008-04-11 16:36:06 EDT
gnome-keyboard-preferences should be used instead.