Bug 2303 - Dvorak keyboard symbols incorrect
Dvorak keyboard symbols incorrect
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 1999-04-21 02:45 EDT by thalakan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-03 14:17:57 EDT
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Description thalakan 1999-04-21 02:45:17 EDT
The right bracket/right curly bracket and the plus/equals
symbols are swapped in the
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/dvorak file.  The symbols for
codes <AE12> and <AD12> need to be switched.
Comment 1 thurley 1999-05-02 06:40:59 EDT
From what I understand, this correctly conforms to the ANSI (I think,
it might be an ISO or somesuch) standard Dvorak keyboard layout.  This
aspect of the standard is a nonfunctional one, and I agree in
principle that the conventional mapping:
0 [ ] \
 l / =
in that area is Obviously Better than the standard
0 [ = \
 l / ]

However it is not the "official standard" so there is a reason it's
that way, although I would personally change it as you have described.
Comment 2 thalakan 1999-05-02 15:31:59 EDT
Thanks; actually, both the MacOS and Windows 9x/NT use the mapping I
have described; I never knew the other way was the Officially
Sanctioned Standard.  If two out of three of the major operating
systems use the other mapping, that makes it a de facto standard, eh?
Who are we to say otherwise? :)
Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-03 14:17:59 EDT
Fixed in Xfree86-3.3.3.1-49.

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