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XKB: Create custom keyboard layouts for X11

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Just in case one language layout isn't enough for you...
XKB layouts are defined by text files living in /etc/X11/xkb/. On some systems they may be placed in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/ (on my machine, the later is a symlink to the former directory). There are several subdirectories in that folder, but for the simple task of creating a new layout we are interested only in the symbols subdirectory. Root permissions are necessary for most tasks described below, as all configuration files in this directory are owned by root.
 read more | mail this link | score:8129 | -Ray, June 15, 2004
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