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[Discuss] International Keyboard for Fedora 28

Thanks, Jerry.

I have a beginning problem, which is that I don't know what "keymaps"
refers to, a graphic that will show me how the keyboard is laid out, or the
actual programming that will install the alternate keyboard layout in
Fedora so I can switch to it when I want to type accents.

While not knowing that, I went ahead,  opened a command window, and listed
the us keyboards and found one that looks useful: us-intl.

I then navigated to the keymaps directory ( /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/xkb),
searched for us-intl, and found it. It is a compressed file. When I
double-click it, Fedora wants to know where to put the files. I stopped at
this point because I have no idea what I'm doing.


1. Do I want to extract the file?
2. If I do, once I extract it, what do I do with it?
3. Am I unzipping the actual keyboard layout, or some kind of explanatory
document, and the keyboard layout itself is somewhere else?



On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:33 PM Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux at> wrote:

> localectl shows the current locale
> You can list the keymaps:
> sudo localectl list-keymaps
> You can see the different groupings:
> sudo localectl list-keymaps | grep us
> sudo localectl list-keymaps | grep fr
> I have not changed the layout for several years,
> The actual keymap files are in /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/xkb
> sudo localectl set-keymap <keymapname>
> On 9/8/18 11:18 AM, Nancy Allison wrote:
> > Hello, all.
> >
> > I am accustomed to using the US-international keyboard on my Windows
> > systems. I'd like to use it in Fedora 28, too, so I don't have to learn
> > alternate keyboard layouts.
> >
> > It is not listed, at least not by the name I'm used to, in the
> > Settings/Region & Language list of keyboard layouts. There are about 35
> > French keyboard layouts to choose from and I don't know how to figure out
> > which one is closest to the US International keyboard. Does anyone know?
> >
> > (The French keyboard from France lays out the keys differently and I'm
> all
> > for an easy life and don't want to have to remember to switch the
> locations
> > of A and Q every time I type something, so I don't want to use it.)
> >
> > Has anyone else dealt with this question? What did you decide on? All
> > suggestions welcome.
> >
> > --Nancy
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