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Date:      Sat, 12 Dec 2009 21:14:49 +0100
From:      =?UTF-8?Q?Ond=C5=99ej_Majerech?= <oxyd.oxyd@gmail.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        Carmel <carmel_ny@hotmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'X' vs. 'Mouse'
Message-ID:  <f60d361f0912121214g1697a29fp5861d907ef49feb1@mail.gmail.com>
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2009/12/12 Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>:
> On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:50:33 -0700 (MST), Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.co=
m> wrote:
>> I had thought about putting a footnote about that, but it was already
>> too long. =C2=A0Also, I don't know about non-English keyboards. =C2=A0Ma=
ybe
>> there's a mechanism in hal to detect preferred keyboard layout from the
>> LANG setting.
>
> But if LANG isn't set, and LC_* settings differ? I think
> detecting the keyboard layout from the keyboard itself is
> not possible at all (how should it?).

Yeah -- for instance, my LANG and all LC_* variables are set to
en_US.UTF-8, so guess what my keyboard layout is?  Yes, it is "us" and
"cz_qwerty".  When I was briefly using HAL, it took a lot of cursing
to tell HAL that I want to have a second layout and that I want to be
able to switch layouts using a keyboard shortuct.  Using xorg.conf it
is ridiculously easy.

~ Ondra



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