OLPC German (D-A-CH) 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; Kreyòl; 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

German (D-A-CH) Keyboard

The German keyboard is under development. It is a regular German layout but provides more than the usual accented characters to better accomodate other German-speaking countries (hence the name: D - Germany, A - Austria, CH - Switzerland).

See the current layout at http://wiki.olpc-deutschland.de/wiki/Organisation/beirat/hardware

OLPC section of the XKB symbol file

The OLPC section of xkb/symbols/de can be found here. Below are the aggregate X Window System definitions for the OLPC German (D-A-CH) keyboard.