Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85592
No support for canadian normalized keyboard
Last modified: 2013-05-06 12:54:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
Though the installer supports the old "French Canadian" standard it does not
support the new Canadian Normalized Keyboard standard which is the official
standard in Canada, for use by people speaking either French or English (or
both). XFree86 has had support for this for a long time now, and is available
by manually selecting the "ca" keyboard layout in the XF86Config file. The
console does not seem to come with support for this layout but there is a copy
available from the French Linux HOWTO. I can send the keymap upon request.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Trying to use the french canadian keymap has expected results, but the
normalized canadian keyboards are quite a bit different.
The standard describing the normalized canadian keyboard is: CAN/CSA Z243.200-92
and information is available here:
The French-Linux HOWTO is available at:
Transferring to kbd. Once we have a console keymap available, I'll add an entry
for Canadian Normalized keyboards to our keyboard list in rhpl.
Should I email the keyboard map which I am using? To whom?
Please attach the map to this bug. Also, is this map just for Quebec or
French-Canadian? Is there another map for Canadian English? Is it different from
the Canadian keyboard we currently have?
The standard english keyboards in canada are the same as the standard english american
keyboards, and the canadian hybrids are the same as the american international AFAIK. The
keyboard in question is the official keyboard in canada (though only the default in qubec/new-
brunswick and federal government offices, english uses are still given us keyboards). In qubec
the old style keyboard (which is the map you currently offer) is still sold, though less and less, with
this new standardized version becoming more and more popular. Most computers sold in the past
4 years have this new style. One quick way to identify it (could be usefull durring the install) is
that the old style has the slash on SHIFT+3 and on the new style the slash is accessed by simply
hitting the key on the left of the 1 (I think it's the ` key on the us keyboard). In XFree86 you
simply need to use the "ca" map, and possible swap the RALT & RCTL depending on the keyboard,
sometimes they have them backwards for some reason. RALT+/ should give a | for example, if it
gives the funny top right angle border symbol, RALT & RCTL need to be flipped. On the console,
the cn-latin1.map file I've attached should do the trick. OK- Well, I'm unable to attach the file,
after login in and telling it to attach the file, it wants me to login again, and this keeps on going,
I'll try from another browser after this, otherwise I'll just email it to you.
Created attachment 92918 [details]
console keyboard map for canadian normalized keyboard
still no canadian normalized map as of kbd 1.12. UPSTREAM problem.