New keyboard layouts

Tiago Marques tiagomnm at
Wed Apr 28 12:15:53 EDT 2010

I must ask, what's the default behavior of function keys in the new layout?
Fn changes them to F keys, or are they F keys without Fn pressed?


On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:

> > The following are the keyboard layouts and legends for these
> > new keyboards.   Much thanks to Walter Bender for developing
> > these given a bad set of constraints.
> >
> There may be users who wish to plug in an external keyboard.  Such
> external keyboards often have function keys grouped in sets of four.
> Such grouping places F5 at the beginning of a row of four keys, and
> places F6 in the middle of a row of four keys.
> Suppose users might be pressing the key for 'frame' more often than the
> key for 'search'.  Should the 'frame' function be assigned to the F5
> key, since on external keyboards the F5 key might be easier to locate ?
> mikus
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