Talk:Keyboard layouts


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Main page character encoding

The main page doesn't specify character encoding, and it's not unicode/utf 8 (firefox shows a lot of ?'s on the keyboards.) --Keybounce 11:40, 12 February 2007 (EST)

I see <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" /> in the page source. Please check your fonts and font settings.--Mokurai 09:28, 23 November 2007 (EST)

Colemak Keyboard

Dvorak has too many issues to be a mainstream alternative to QWERTY. These problems are explained on the Colemak FAQ. --Jj05 13:17, 19 December 2006 (EST)

I moved this from the article to here. It has nothing to do with the topic of the page, which is existing layouts in Linux. If you want to put up a keyboard diagram, go ahead.--Mokurai 09:27, 23 November 2007 (EST)

Keyboard page naming convention proposal

A proposal hoping to develop a consensus on a clearer naming/tagging convention for keyboard layout pages has been posted here. Comments, copy-editing and in particular some certainly needed improvements/clarifications would be welcome. Cjl 03:30, 11 April 2008 (EDT)


IMO, this page needs better organization. Section 4.1 should have two subsections: QWERTY-like and Dvorak and then the various locale-QWERTY and locale-Dvorak layouts as sub-sections under those.

If there are Dvorak-style layouts for the non-Latin character sets, then those topics (4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.6) should have parallel structural form. Just my opinion, feel free to ignore me. -- Davewa 19:13, 2 February 2009 (UTC) Website Gone

The website (used to see most of the keymaps) has been replaced by an advertising site with no useful information. It looks from the domain record like it may have been this way since mid-January 2008. A replacement site or source of information is necessary. Greenfeld 17:53, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

cannot figure out Spanish

setxkbmap -layout es 

doesn't work - neither

setxkbmap -layout sp

or any variant I can figure. Interestingly, why does

setxkbmap -layout us 

work, but

setxkbmap -layout en

does not? Where are the standards for these things? any way to coax Terminal to show what options *are* possible? (something like

setxkbmap --help
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