Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#423 closed defect (fixed)

Keyboard - Nigerian

Reported by: jg Owned by: J5
Priority: high Milestone: BTest-2
Component: keyboards Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed:
Verified: yes

Description


Attachments (3)

ng (4.0 KB) - added by khassounah 8 years ago.
Nigeran languages symbl file
ng.2 (3.1 KB) - added by walter 8 years ago.
B2 version of NG
ng.3 (3.2 KB) - added by walter 8 years ago.
added olpc variant (See tickets #443 and #418)

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Change History (13)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by khassounah

Will get the wazobialinux team to look into this and give us pointers or send a new symbol file.

I found mention fo Hausa (fula) under the Ghana (gh) symbol files, but not Igbo or Yoruba anywhere, if anyone has pointers please post them, but hopefully the wazobia linux folks will have all the answers.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by jg

  • Milestone changed from BTest-1 to BTest-1b

I really want the keymaps by B1B.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by khassounah

Shina from Leapsoft did an amazing job and supplied us with the xkb files for the major Nigerian languages to be supported on the Laptop. Attached to this bug is the symbol file he created, and following is his description of what he provided:

Please find attached our keymap for Nigerian languages. One size fits all, it includes all the diacritics, and other modifiers necessary for one to type in any of the Languages. To add modifiers to the character, you press the character first, and then add the diacritic or dotbelow, by pressing the Alt Gr (right hand side of the space bar) key, and then the desired diacritic. Diacritic modifiers AFTER you type the letter.
Some letters, like the special k in hausa, you obtain by pressing Alt Gr and the desired letter together. you just include the keymap into /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/ and either load it with setxkbmap "ng",
or in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf define the option
Option "XkbLayout" "foo" replacing foo with the keymap name (in our case, ng).

Shina's email address is: shina <at> wazobialinux.com

Changed 8 years ago by khassounah

Nigeran languages symbl file

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by cjb

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by walter

Made a version for B2 that uses the Nigerian keyboard as currently laid out. To be revisited for B3

Changed 8 years ago by walter

B2 version of NG

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by krstic

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by krstic

  • Owner changed from warp to J5
  • Status changed from reopened to new

Re-opening as per Walter's last comment.

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by krstic

  • Milestone changed from BTest-1b to BTest-2

Changed 8 years ago by walter

added olpc variant (See tickets #443 and #418)

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by J5

  • Status changed from new to assigned

should be in build 219

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by J5

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

in build 221, please reopen if new keymaps are added

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