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From: Alexey Gladkov <>
To: Linux console tools development discussion <>
Subject: [kbd] I: kbd + xkb
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2022 13:49:18 +0100
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I implemented initial proof of concept[1] for using layouts from XKB.
Using xkbcommon I process loadkeys arguments and convert the resulting
configuration into a kernel keymap. Only what is supported by the kernel
is converted.

This support does not replace regular keymaps. There are no plans for

The command looks like:

loadkeys --xkb-layout="us,ru,fr" --xkb-options="grp:caps_toggle"

This implementation is inspired by the console-setup[2] project. Many
thanks to Anton Zinoviev for help.

At the moment compose is not implemented. This is because xkbcommon does
not provide an API for iterating over a compose table. I hope to solve
this problem in the future.

If you're interested then comments, bug reports and patches are welcome!


Rgrds, legion

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