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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



French keyboard

This keyboard is in production for various Francophone African SKUs and for a Haitian SKU (in addition to the French Canadian keyboard used in other Haitian machines).

According to Manufacturing data this keyboard is not approved for production, and has not been shipped in any SKUs. The OLPC Azerty Keyboard seems to have taken its place.

French keyboard

X Windows Symbol file (fr)

// $XKeyboardConfig: xkbdesc/symbols/fr,v 1.13 2006/10/03 22:33:37 svu Exp $

// based on a keyboard map from an 'xkb/symbols/fr' file
//
// $XFree86: xc/programs/xkbcomp/symbols/fr,v 1.2 2002/11/22 04:03:28 dawes Exp $

partial default alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "basic" {

    include "latin"

    name[Group1]="France";

    key <AE01>	{ [ ampersand,          1,  onesuperior,   exclamdown ]	};
    key <AE02>	{ [    eacute,          2,   asciitilde,    oneeighth ]	};
    key <AE03>	{ [  quotedbl,          3,   numbersign,     sterling ]	};
    key <AE04>	{ [apostrophe,          4,    braceleft,       dollar ]	};
    key <AE05>	{ [ parenleft,          5,  bracketleft, threeeighths ]	};
    key <AE06>	{ [     minus,          6,          bar,  fiveeighths ]	};
    key <AE07>	{ [    egrave,          7,        grave, seveneighths ]	};
    key <AE08>	{ [underscore,          8,    backslash,    trademark ]	};
    key <AE09>	{ [  ccedilla,          9,  asciicircum,    plusminus ]	};
    key <AE10>	{ [    agrave,          0,           at,       degree ]	};
    key <AE11>	{ [parenright,     degree, bracketright, questiondown ]	};
    key <AE12>	{ [     equal,       plus,   braceright,  dead_ogonek ]	};

    key <AD01>	{ [         a,          A,           ae,           AE ]	};
    key <AD02>	{ [         z,          Z, guillemotleft,        less ]	};
    key <AD03>	{ [         e,          E,     EuroSign,         cent ]	};
    key <AD04>	{ [         r,          R,    paragraph,   registered ]	};
    key <AD05>	{ [         t,          T,       tslash,       Tslash ]	};
    key <AD06>	{ [         y,          Y,    leftarrow,          yen ]	};
    key <AD07>	{ [         u,          U,    downarrow,      uparrow ]	};
    key <AD08>	{ [         i,          I,   rightarrow,     idotless ]	};
    key <AD09>	{ [         o,          O,       oslash,     Ooblique ]	};
    key <AD10>	{ [         p,          P,        thorn,        THORN ]	};
    key <AD11>	{ [dead_circumflex, dead_diaeresis, dead_diaeresis, dead_abovering ] };
    key <AD12>	{ [    dollar,   sterling,     currency,  dead_macron ]	};

    key <AC01>	{ [         q,          Q,           at,  Greek_OMEGA ]	};
    key <AC02>	{ [         s,          S,       ssharp,      section ]	};
    key <AC03>	{ [         d,          D,          eth,          ETH ]	};
    key <AC04>	{ [         f,          F,      dstroke,  ordfeminine ]	};
    key <AC05>	{ [         g,          G,          eng,          ENG ]	};
    key <AC06>	{ [         h,          H,      hstroke,      Hstroke ]	};
    key <AC07>	{ [         j,          J ]	};
    key <AC08>	{ [         k,          K,          kra,    ampersand ]	};
    key <AC09>	{ [         l,          L,      lstroke,      Lstroke ]	};
    key <AC10>	{ [         m,          M,           mu,    masculine ]	};
    key <AC11>	{ [    ugrave,    percent, dead_circumflex, dead_caron]	};
    key <TLDE>	{ [twosuperior, asciitilde,     notsign,      notsign ]	};

    key <BKSL>	{ [  asterisk,         mu,   dead_grave,   dead_breve ]	};
    key <AB01>	{ [         w,          W,      lstroke,      Lstroke ]	};
    key <AB02>	{ [         x,          X, guillemotright,    greater ]	};
    key <AB03>	{ [         c,          C,         cent,    copyright ]	};
    key <AB04>	{ [         v,          V, leftdoublequotemark, leftsinglequotemark ]	};
    key <AB05>	{ [         b,          B, rightdoublequotemark, rightsinglequotemark ] };
    key <AB06>	{ [         n,          N ]	};
    key <AB07>	{ [     comma,   question,   dead_acute, dead_doubleacute ] };
    key <AB08>	{ [ semicolon,     period, horizconnector,   multiply ]	};
    key <AB09>	{ [     colon,      slash, periodcentered,   division ]	};
    key <AB10>	{ [    exclam,    section, dead_belowdot, dead_abovedot ] };

    include "level3(ralt_switch)"
};

// OLPC extention of FR xkb symbols file
// based on the standard AZERTY layout
// Creation date: 2008/01/18
// Created by: Walter Bender (walter@laptop.org)

partial default alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "olpc" {

    include "fr(basic)"

    key <AD12>	{ [ bracketleft, braceleft,       dollar,  sterling ] };
    key <BKSL>	{ [ bracketright, braceright,    asterisk, mu ] };
    key <AB11>	{ [      less,    greater, ISO_Next_Group, ISO_Prev_Group ] };

    include "level3(ralt_switch)"
};

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