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Bépo keyboard layout - «first class citizen»

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The usual qwerty  keyboard layout (and similar layouts like qwertz, azerty...) are known for being suboptimal. Better layouts are available, like dvorak. These layouts are often tied to a language : dvorak is better for english, while french users will prefer bépo.

On my system, I only use a bépo keyboard, that is not supported at all in the OpenSUSE installer, making it really painful to use.

It would be a simple but nice addition to have bépo support in Yast. OpenSUSE would then be probably the only distribution providing that feature, and I don't think it costs much to include a new keyboard layout on the CD/DVD.



icons/user_comment.png P. D. wrote: (6 years ago)

It is even a bit simpler than that : the bépo layout is installed, available using setxkbmap for instance, but not listed in Yast...

icons/user_comment.png B. R. wrote: (4 years ago)

I would like to have the ability to choose bépo during install, and I'm sure that a lot of users of alternative keyboard layouts would love to too. I'm not a developer, but I think this shouldn't be too hard to implement in yast.

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