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Xmodmap - on the way to writing hieroglyphs quickly

Oct 19, 2010, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])


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[ Thanks to linuxaria for this link. ]

"First, I must say that Linux (Unix) uses two approaches to configure the keyboard layout (they are both independent of each other): XKB and Xmodmap. XKB is an extension of X, many people say that it is better, but too robust and perhaps less understandable by beginners. Xmodmap is one of the oldest ways how to configure your keyboard layouts – a little easier approach, especially good for experimentation, but no only that.

"XKB, too, allows a number of easy solutions, but if we look at hundreds of Linux distributions and Window Managers including BSD, Xmodmap solution basically works the same way everywhere – whether on PC-BSD, SuSE Linux, Debian Linux, Slackware Linux, etc."

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