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Bug 254341 - sys-apps/kbd (any version) has multiple errors in Norwegian keymap
Summary: sys-apps/kbd (any version) has multiple errors in Norwegian keymap
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High major with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-09 18:35 UTC by Mads
Modified: 2022-06-03 01:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Mads 2009-01-09 18:35:07 UTC
This has been an annoyance since the dawn of time having a Norwegian keyboard in Linux.

/usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/ - This keymap has two errors, one deliberate by the author (which is unnecessary), and one which has been reported here in 2004, but has not yet been corrected.

1: In /usr/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/no-latin1.doc the author states:
>    ----
>   |$�| dollar and currency
>   |4�| have switched places
>   ----
What this implies is that because the author thinks it's "practical" to switch the dollar sign and currency sign, it should be done! The Norwegian keymap has always had the dollar sign at AltGr+4, NOT Shift+4! What one person thinks should not make a keymap deviate from the correct standard.

Workaround: gunzip, edit line 23 in to
	keycode   5 = four	currency	dollar		onequarter
and then gzip -9

2: The bug reported here: is still there. In line 6 the states:

> plain keycode 111 = Delete              # "Remove" originally, weird...

I don't understand where this comes from, why should pressing delete result in  backspace? It's not like this anywhere else...

Workaround: Remove the line altogether.

The norwegian keymap bundled with Xorg has none of these problems, why should console users suffer from this?

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Lars Wendler (Polynomial-C) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-01-10 13:48:02 UTC
Reassigning to base-system herd.
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-06-03 01:23:42 UTC
I see but nothing else even barely relevant.

Still an issue?