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Offline vinnie

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customize xorg keymap (solved)
« on: March 10, 2013, 05:26:09 PM »
I use the command "setxkbmap it &" to set at startup the italian keyboard layout.


I want to change some keys and so I modified this file /usr/local/share/X11/xkb/symbols/it :
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name[Group1]= "Italy - Georgian";
    key <TLDE> { [ backslash, bar, notsign, brokenbar ] };
    key <AE01> { [ 1, exclam, oneinferior, onesuperior ] };
    key <AE02> { [ 2, quotedbl, twoinferior, twosuperior] };
    key <AE03> { [ 3, sterling, threeinferior, threesuperior ] };
    key <AE04> { [ 4, dollar, fourinferior, foursuperior ] };
    key <AE05> { [ 5, percent, fiveinferior, fivesuperior ] };
    key <AE06> { [ 6, ampersand, sixinferior, sixsuperior ] };
    key <AE07> { [ 7, slash, seveninferior, sevensuperior ] };
    key <AE08> { [ 8, parenleft, eightinferior, eightsuperior ] };
    key <AE09> { [ 9, parenright, nineinferior, ninesuperior ] };
    key <AE10> { [ 0, equal, zeroinferior, zerosuperior ] };
    key <AE11> { [apostrophe, question, grave, questiondown ] };
    key <AE12> { [ igrave, asciicircum, asciitilde, dead_circumflex ] };

However, I do not get any results, even restarting xorg, you have any idea?
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 08:32:32 PM by vinnie »

Offline curaga

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Re: customize xorg keymap
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 05:04:49 AM »
That file is compiled, and likely cached in /var.

But changing that is not recommended anyway, better to load the normal it keymap and then do your modifications with xmodmap calls (easier to back up, move between distros etc).
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Re: customize xorg keymap
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 08:31:44 PM »
Thanks curaga, after many tests I came to this result:

a file placed in ~/.X.d containing
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#!/bin/sh
xmodmap .xmodmaprc

a file ~/.xmodmaprc containing
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keycode  10 = 1 exclam      1 exclam        U2081  onesuperior
keycode  11 = 2 quotedbl    2 quotedbl      U2082  twosuperior
keycode  12 = 3 sterling    3 sterling      U2083  threesuperior
keycode  13 = 4 dollar      4 dollar        U2084  foursuperior
keycode  14 = 5 percent     5 percent       U2085  fivesuperior
keycode  15 = 6 ampersand   6 ampersand     U2086  sixsuperior
keycode  16 = 7 slash       7 slash         U2087  sevensuperior
keycode  17 = 8 parenleft   8 parenleft     U2088  eightsuperior
keycode  18 = 9 parenright  9 parenright    U2089  ninesuperior
keycode  19 = 0 equal       0 equal         U2080  zerosuperior

This is all :)