Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 213336
add images for keyboard layouts
Last modified: 2008-04-11 16:36:06 EDT
Description of problem:
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 :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The problem with doing something like this traditionally has been the lack of
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?
If system-config-keyboard supports this, anaconda will be able to make use of it
fairly easily. We just wrap the screen it provides.
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gnome-keyboard-preferences should be used instead.