OLPC Mongolian 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

Mongolian Keyboard


OLPC section of the XKB symbol file

To use the XKB Mongolian layout along with US layout, you may need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. This will make "us" the first and "mn" a second layout: ASDFG XkbLayout "us,mn"

XkbVariant "olpc2,olpc"

// $XKeyboardConfig: xkbdesc/symbols/mn,v 1.4 2004/12/22 21:51:19 svu Exp $

// based on:
// Mongolian standard keyboard
// Author Sanlig Badral <badral@chinggis.com>
// 2002/12/7 Version 1.0

partial default alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "basic" {

  name[Group1]= "Mongolia";