Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2303
Dvorak keyboard symbols incorrect
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 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.
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.
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? :)
Fixed in Xfree86-126.96.36.199-49.