Need help to create a french illume keyboard
omega.xavier at gmail.com
Fri Dec 26 18:55:06 CET 2008
I am currently looking at keyboards layout in
The syntax seems simple :
key x y w h
normal ' apostrophe
shift " quotedbl
capslock ' apostrophe
But I cannot find any doc/blog/thread/keyboard with "composing features"
I need to put "few" big keys (for fingers, not stylus).
I also need to write in French or Spanish so I need to easily write any
combination of aeiou (respectively AEIOU) and ´`^¨ (and also Ñ ñ Ç ç...)
On my computers I usually use QWERTY keyboard with "US International",
which gives powerful composing possibilities to the user, see :
Therefore I would like to create this kind of key :
key x y w h
normal e "e"
shift E "E"
diacritic1 é "é"
diacritic2 è "è"
diacritic3 ê "ê"
shift+diacritic1 É "É"
shift+diacritic2 È "È"
shift+diacritic3 Ê "Ê"
I would like :
- to have 3 or 4 toggles that would modify the key layout and behaviour
(like the weel-known shift key that e->E or E->e)
- or to have one super "shift" key with multiple states, which would
cycle between 4 or 5 states, for example normal_keyboard, ´_keyboard,
Till now I have found shift and capslock, I would like to know how I can
create new states and how I can combine them.
If it is not possible, maybe I can put X in us international but :
can't work because setxkbmap does not seem to be packaged
And the problem with this solution is the lack of graphical stuff, the
user will have to KNOW that ' is a composing key and that he has to type
' + c to make a ç
Thanks in advance for any kind of help.
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