OLPC Azerty Keyboard


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OLPC keyboard layouts

Instructions for setting up keyboard switching in Terminal are on the Customizing NAND images page. On bilingual XOs, the multiplication/division key is replaced with a keyboard switching key.

Changing the language of the keyboard is independent of changing the language currently displayed. The language currently displayed can be changed by using the Language section of the Sugar Control Panel.

Membrane keyboard layouts

English (US international); Spanish (Latin America); Portuguese (Brazilian); Amharic (Ethiopic); Arabic; Nigerian (Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba); French; Thai; Urdu; Cyrillic (Russian); Turkish; Nepali; Mongolian; Kazakh; Devanagari; Uzbek; Pashto; Dari; Armenian; Khmer; Pulaar; Italian; KreyĆ²l; German; Chinese (Simplified); OLPC AZERTY

Non-membrane keyboard layouts

Starting with the XO-1.5 HS ("High School") edition, the XO laptop has a traditional (non-membrane) keyboard available as an option: English (US International); Spanish (Latin America);

Blank Keyboard Artwork

Artwork defining the inner dimensions of the membrane keyboard is available here: keyboard-blank.svg

AZERTY keyboard

For Cameroon and Mali

Azerty keyboard

Link to Keyboard ASCII Map for Open Firmware


OLPC section of the X Windows Symbol file (fr)

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "olpc" {
    // Contact: Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu@laptop.org>
    include "fr(basic)"

    name[Group1]="France - OLPC";

    key <AD02>  { [ z,  Z,  VoidSymbol, guillemotleft ] };

    key <AC02>  { [ s,  S,  VoidSymbol, ssharp ] };

    key <AB02>  { [  x,  X,  VoidSymbol,     guillemotright ] };

    key <I219>  { [ less, greater ] };
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