OLPC Pulaar 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

Pulaar keyboard layout

Pulaar (based upon a layout designed by Ibrahima Sarr)

X Windows Symbol file (ff)

// Pulaar (Fula) xkb symbols file
// based on the standard AZERTY layout and suggests from Ibraahiim Saar
// Creation date: 2008/01/015
// Created by: Walter Bender (walter@laptop.org)

partial default alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "basic" {

    include "fr"


    key <AE09>	{ [   percent,          9,  asciicircum,    plusminus ]	};
    key <AE11>	{ [parenright,     degree, bracketright, questiondown ]	};

    key <AD02>	{ [ 0x1000257,  0x100018A,            z,            Z ] }; // D with hook
    key <AD11>	{ [ 0x10000EB,  0x10000CB                             ] }; // E with diaeresis
    key <AD12>	{ [ bracketleft, braceleft,       dollar,     sterling ] };

    key <AC01>	{ [ 0x100014B,  0x100014A,            q,            Q ]	}; // ENG
    key <AC11>	{ [ ntilde,        Ntilde, dead_circumflex, dead_caron ] };
    key <BKSL>	{ [ bracketright, braceright,    asterisk, dead_grave ] };

    key <AB02>	{ [ 0x10001B4,  0x10001B3,            x,            X ] }; // Y with hook
    key <AB03>	{ [         c,          C,   ccedilla,       Ccedilla ] };
    key <AB03>	{ [ 0x1000253,  0x1000181,               v,         V ] }; // B with hook
    key <AB06>	{ [         n,          N,    ] };
    key <AB08>	{ [ semicolon,     period, guillemotleft,    multiply ]	};
    key <AB09>	{ [     colon,      slash, guillemotright,   division ]	};
    key <AB11>	{ [      less,    greater ] };
    include "level3(ralt_switch)"

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "olpc" {
    key <AB11>	{ [      less,    greater, ISO_Next_Group, ISO_Prev_Group ] };