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Old 11-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
RevClifford
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Question Wish to adapt existing keyboard driver to create new one


I have an Acer Aspire 150aw running Linpus Light. Also have a Mac Book. Mac Book keyboard driver (Welsh) enables easy deadkey accents for several language sets. Assuming there isn't already a Welsh keybd driver I can download, I'd like to adapt one of the supplied national keyboard drivers on the Acer to emulate the Welsh driver. Need to find the full Linux equivalent to the ASCII table, also, so I know where to point the keystrokes.

I'm new to Linux but have a competent layman's experience of computers. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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I'm sorry you've been left so long without an answer; I've only just spotted your post. Using the UK driver, you already have dead keys:

AltGr [ for dieresis
AltGr ; for acute
AltGr \ for grave
AltGr ' for circumflex

If, like me, you find these choices odd, you can edit the keyboard map. Look at

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/..._Keyboard_Maps

for a quick guide to creating or altering a keyboard map.

An alternative is to enable a Compose key (Right Windows is a popular option) and you can get

Compose ^ y for ŷ
Compose " i for
Compose ' a for
Compose ` e for
 
  


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