Bug 1411 - [XKB] mt symbols file wrong
Summary: [XKB] mt symbols file wrong
Alias: None
Product: xkeyboard-config
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: xkb
QA Contact:
Keywords: patch
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-09-18 09:36 UTC by Ramon Casha
Modified: 2006-06-14 14:43 UTC (History)
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Submitted correct /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/mt (1.52 KB, text/plain)
2004-09-18 09:39 UTC, Ramon Casha
patch file against symbols/mt (1.38 KB, patch)
2006-06-10 21:05 UTC, Ramon Casha
Details | Splinter Review

Description Ramon Casha 2004-09-18 09:36:54 UTC
The file /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/mt is incorrect. Apparently XFree86 in MDK10.0
was using the file symbols/mt (which includes the gb keyboard), while XOrg in
MDK10.1 is using symbols/pc/mt (which includes the basic keyboard). Anyway below
is the modified file which works. Essentially I just copied the needed lines
from gb.
// Maltese keyboard map (based on MSA Standard DMS100)
// by Ramon Casha (ramon.casha@linux.org.mt)
// $XFree86: xc/programs/xkbcomp/symbols/pc/mt,v 1.3 2002/12/13 04:18:04 dawes Exp $

partial default alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "basic" {

    include "pc/latin"


    // The following four sets are the four additional letters, with the UK
    // equivalents
    key <TLDE>  { [ cabovedot,  Cabovedot,        grave,      notsign ] };
    key <AD11>  { [ gabovedot,  Gabovedot,  bracketleft,    braceleft ] };
    key <AD12>  { [   hstroke,    Hstroke, bracketright,   braceright ] };
    key <LSGT>  { [ zabovedot,  Zabovedot,    backslash,          bar ] };

    // Euro symbol
    key <AE03>  { [         3,   EuroSign,     sterling               ] };

    // Long accent
    key <AE06>  { [         6, asciicircum, dead_circumflex, dead_circumflex ]  };

    // Normal accented vowels
    key <AD03>  { [         e,          E,       egrave,       Egrave ] };
    key <AD07>  { [         u,          U,       ugrave,       Ugrave ] };
    key <AD08>  { [         i,          I,       igrave,       Igrave ] };
    key <AD09>  { [         o,          O,       ograve,       Ograve ] };
    key <AC01>  { [         a,          A,       agrave,       Agrave ] };

    key <BKSL>  { [numbersign, asciitilde,   dead_grave,   dead_breve ] };
    key <AE02>  { [         2,   quotedbl,  twosuperior,    oneeighth ] };
    key <AC11>  { [apostrophe,         at, dead_circumflex, dead_caron] };

    include "level3(ralt_switch_multikey)"
Comment 1 Ramon Casha 2004-09-18 09:39:13 UTC
Created attachment 934 [details]
Submitted correct /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/mt
Comment 2 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-05 13:32:39 UTC
As far as I can see, xkeyboard-config already contains this layout. Ramon, could
you please have a look whether it is ok for you, if not - provide a patch
against xkeyboard-config? Thanks...
Comment 3 Ramon Casha 2006-06-05 21:11:49 UTC
The "basic" layout is now correct, but the "us" variant is not. Do I submit a
patch against the "mt" symbols file itself?
Comment 4 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-06 00:32:57 UTC
yes please
Comment 5 Ramon Casha 2006-06-10 21:05:05 UTC
Created attachment 5873 [details] [review]
patch file against symbols/mt

the new file bases the us variant on the basic layout instead of mt(basic).
Comment 6 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-11 05:36:18 UTC
The patch is generally ok for me, except for the group name (we have some string
convention on them, you know). So I will apply it ASAP.
Comment 7 Ramon Casha 2006-06-11 20:58:51 UTC
Ok, but there's no such thing as "Maltian" letters :)
Technically, it's a Maltese keyboard based on the US layout, not a US keyboard
with Maltese letters.
Comment 8 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-12 02:53:52 UTC
Ghm... The general pattern for this situation is:

"XXX - US keyboard with XXXian letters/digits/digraphs/..."

Could you think of something along this line? Or at least closer to it? It
should start with "XXX - US keyboard ..." anyway.
Comment 9 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-12 16:26:50 UTC
Anyway, I committed your patch (except for the group name), so I am closing this
bug. If you have a good wording for the group name, just post it here and I'll
commit it as well. 
Comment 10 Ramon Casha 2006-06-12 20:49:02 UTC
Then I guess it should be "Malta - Maltese keyboard with US layout"
Comment 11 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-13 15:09:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> Then I guess it should be "Malta - Maltese keyboard with US layout"
Ghm, but it is rather the other way around...
What about...
"Malta - US keyboard with Maltese layout"
? So we would not mention non-existing thing like "Maltian letters" or smth.

Comment 12 Ramon Casha 2006-06-13 20:03:19 UTC
No, quite the contrary. It's not a US keyboard, it's a Maltese keyboard - that's
the point. There are two layouts for Malta - the 47-key version and the 48-key
version. The 47-key version is based on the US layout and the 48-key version is
based on the UK layout but both are official Maltese keyboards.
Comment 13 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-14 01:28:35 UTC
I see now... OK, then let it be "Maltese keyboard with US layout".
Comment 14 Sergey V. Udaltsov 2006-06-14 14:43:42 UTC
The name is fixed in CVS.

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