[OLPC New Zealand] Māori Macrons & olpc keyboard

Tom Parker tom at carrott.org
Wed Jun 26 06:01:06 EDT 2013

On 26/06/13 00:22, Barry Vercoe wrote:
> Tom, it's not correct to say the laptops will remain in Maori.

Sorry, I should have clarified that I was referring to the keyboard only. I think the difference between the current olpc keyboard and a customized Maori one will be minor. We'll replace the æ œ ̬  ̣  ̭  characters with the macron vowels. I don't think this will present any problems if we make it difficult to reverse until a Maori keyboard and a keyboard chooser are built into the operating system.

I don't know how to do the windows style grave modifier on linux and for consistency with other Linux Maori keyboards, I think alt-gr - vowel will be a better starting place than the default setup.

Switching the rest of the laptop to other languages is a different matter and I wouldn't propose to stop that!

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