Using a new keyboard layout for XO4

Daniel Drake dsd at
Sat Dec 14 11:51:39 EST 2013

Hi Basanta,

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 4:27 AM, Basanta Shrestha
<basanta.shrestha at> wrote:
> Dear all,
> We are planing on using a different keyboard layout for XO4. The new layout we think is phonetically based and easier for children. I simply switched the /usr/share/X11/symbols/np file with a new one but did not work. I guess there are some other works that needs to be done before we can use this file. Can you suggest what needs to be done?

Yeah, it's not quite that simple. You need to leave the interaction
with the OLPC mode/variant in place. Add the following lines to the
end of the file:

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "olpc" {
  include "np"
  include "group(olpc)"

Now it should work.


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