Bug 2303 - Dvorak keyboard symbols incorrect
Summary: Dvorak keyboard symbols incorrect
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-21 06:45 UTC by thalakan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-03 18:17:57 UTC

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Description thalakan 1999-04-21 06:45:17 UTC
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 10:40:59 UTC
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 19:31:59 UTC
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 18:17:59 UTC
Fixed in Xfree86-

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