[blfs-support] Hacking on xkeyboard so I can key more glyphs

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Oct 1 15:20:42 PDT 2014

On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 10:18:16PM +0200, Armin K. wrote:
> On 10/01/2014 09:56 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > 
> >  Some of this will almost certainly NOT work with systemd - I found
> > postings which said that it writes its own 00- keyboard.conf file.
> > 
> > ĸen
> > 
> systemd (well, localed) won't create anything unless you tell it to, so
> I see no reason why it shouldn't work. Xorg is Xorg in both cases.
 That is good to know, I stand corrected.

> Anyways, have you had a chance to look at IBus? It's an input method
> switcher and supports add-ons for many languages and whatsoever. I, for
> one, also install libgxim, imsettings and im-chooser (which in turn
> support all mainstream desktops) so everything gets configured just fine
> at session startup. For Qt4 apps, there's an ibus-qt module while Qt5
> itself has a bundled one that doesn't have a hard dep.

 My interests are limited to alphabetic languages - I like to be
able to *render* other scripts, but that is all - and from what I've
read in the past, I don't think that ibus would particularly help me
key in the latin/cyrillic/greek alphabets.  I recall seeing it
mentioned for script languages (e.g. CJK).  Or am I wrong ?

 I'm already months, or years, behind on everything except editing,
so adding a way of entering CJK from the keyboard would be
interesting, but the sort of distraction I need to resist.

> If you are interested, I can send either my build scripts or notes for
> that. Do note that this may be useful for switching input methods and
> keyboard layouts on-the-fly with a simple click of a mouse. If you have
> a better way of achieving this, then you may not need it.

 Thanks, that sounds interesting, but unless I'm wrong about the
(lack of) benefits for me from ibus, I don't think I'm interested.
My previous icewm settings did let me click on three icons for gb+,
ru+, el and that was nice (so long as I didn't try to get out of vim
when the keyboard was not set to gb).

Nanny Ogg usually went to bed early. After all, she was an old lady.
Sometimes she went to bed as early as 6 a.m.

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