[haiku-development] Re: AltGr Key, key_map, and the US-International Keyboard

  • From: Siarzhuk Zharski <zharik@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:30:47 +0200

Am 02.04.2012 21:22, schrieb pulkomandy:
On Mon, Apr 02, 2012 at 08:07:53PM +0300, Rimas Kudelis wrote:
Well, you would still have to space or shift into it, so I don't see
a problem here.
It is just not the place to look for a keymap setting. The current
ReadOnlyBootPrompt is fine, I think.

AFAIR it is not so fine in case you select, for example, Russian locale during installing Haiku. That forces Russian keymap as default one and make impossible to use Terminal for any usual purposes (for example to run installoptionalpackages -i KeymapSwitcher). So newcomer is faced with the requirement to solve puzzle "How to change this damned keymap?!". And we have lot of experience helping them with Alpha 3 and this made very bad impression about Haiku for many peoples. In our opinion the keymap must be either hard-coded to Latin-based one or be subject of localization at all.

Kind Regards,

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