Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76842
No Latin American support!
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:58 EDT
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Description of problem:
From about 2 years, no one but Spain uses spanish keyboards. We all now use Latin American keyboards (they are not the same)
I don't believe no one has reported this, since i know lots of latin people that use redhat.
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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: No la support
Expected Results: la support, it's easy to do
What is the correct keymap to use for X Windows and the console? If you can
tell me this, I'll update the keyboard list for this keyboard.
Redhat ships with the proper XFree keylayout. You just can't select it in the
installer or in the X configuration tools. It's called "la" instead of "es"
About the console, it is called /usr/share/keymaps/i386/querty/la-latin1.map.gz
in another distro
The problem is the kbd package. It does not compile la support, therefore it's
not selectable even manually.
But XFree is easy to fix because the driver is already there.
Sorry 'bout that. la-latin1.map.gz is in redhat 8 too.
So fixing the installer should be pretty easy. As i said, "es" is deprecated
outside spain. I am curious of why this wasn't reported before.
Ok, I've added the correct line to keyboard_models.py in rhpl, which the list of
keyboard models actually comes from. I've tested it out and it seems to work
for me. rhpl-0.63-1 should contain the update. Thanks for your report.