Need help to create a french illume keyboard
pander at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Dec 27 15:08:20 CET 2008
This is how I solved it for the Dutch language, check out the README
file in the package.
Xavier Cremaschi wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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"
> in it.
> 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,
> `_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 :
> setxbmap us_intl
> 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.
> Xavier Cremaschi.
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