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Re: Keyboard layout and fonts for NetBSD-9/X11R7

From: Alexander Shendi (Web.DE)
Subject: Re: Keyboard layout and fonts for NetBSD-9/X11R7
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 10:24:25 +0200
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Hi Blake, hi Jin,

I'm afraid this assumes that the X server already has an idea of what an APL layout would look like, in which case "setxkbmap us,apl" should also work. Unfortunately this is apparently not the case with my setup. The man page for xkeyboard-config(7) does not mention an apl layout.

Best Regards,


Am 28. April 2020 04:37:10 MESZ schrieb Xiao-Yong Jin <address@hidden>:
Below is what I have for FreeBSD.  It uses xkeyboard-config.
$ cat /usr/local/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/kbd-layout-dvp-apl.conf
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "KeyboardDefaults"
MatchIsKeyboard "on"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,apl"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbVariant" "dvp,dyalog"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:shifts_toggle,caps:hyper"
You need to remove 'dvp' (for Dvorak dvp) if you don't know what it is.
The 'grp:shifts_toggle' sets to toggle the input from us to apl by pressing both shift keys.
You may remove ',caps:hyper' if you don't want the caps lock as the hyper modifier.

On Apr 27, 2020, at 6:00 PM, Alexander Shendi (Web.DE) <address@hidden> wrote:

Dear List,

I feel seriously intellectually challenged. I have compiled gnu apl under NetBSD (SVN-1271) and all went fine.

But I'm just not up to configuring the X Window System to support APL input and output. These are the steps I've taken so far:
1. set the locale to en_US. UTF-8 (by setting LC_ALL=en_US. UTF-8).
2. Compile the file trunk/
support-files/old-Keyboard/apl.xkm resulting in a file apl.xkb in the current directory.
3. Try to configure the keyboard. A sample session looks like: (see attached typescript).
4. I have not even attempted to add the APL fonts to a font directory. More fun.

Is there any guide on doing this? ELI5, preferably in words of one syllable or less.

Or should I give up on APL altogether?

With frustrated salutations,

-- Alexander

You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.

Scott McNealy 1999<typescript.txt>

You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.

Scott McNealy 1999
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