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bug#35566: Dvorak keyboard layout in graphical installl mode

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: bug#35566: Dvorak keyboard layout in graphical installl mode
Date: Tue, 07 May 2019 15:23:34 +0200

Daniel, Guix,

Ludovic Courtès wrote:
Daniel Dinnyes <address@hidden> skribis:
I found that in the graphical install mode, while
being asked for keyboard layout, there was no option for Dvorak layout.
The Dvorak layout is there, but maybe not where you expect: you have to first select, say, the “English (US)” layout, which brings you to a second page where you can choose a variant, one of which is Dvorak
(screenshot below.)

Not bein' snarky here: where else would you expect it to be? I've never seen the DSK categorised as anything but ‘US (Dvorak)’. The layout itself is pretty anglocentric, and even (I mean: of course) the UK Dvorak subtly differs from the US one.

I assume this isn't the first time you've installed a GNU/Linux distribution, so I'm curious where you found it on others. Do they flat-out alias ‘Dvorak’ to the US variant? Not convinced we should emulate that.

Side note: the Debian (or was it Ubuntu?) installer has a great feature to help you figure out your keyboard layout in the minimum number of keystrokes. I wonder if we could use that decision tree data in our own installer. IME most people have no idea what the name of their keyboard layout is; it's always ‘er, the regular one?’ to them.

Imma check it out,


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