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Pl_ext

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For openSUSE 10.3: packed 2008-02-10.

For openSUSE 11.1: the same package as above, just alter "pl_ext" file and change phrase "keypad(comma)" to "kpdl(comma)" -- beautiful example of care about XKB backward compatibility, sigh :-(.

For openSUSE 11.4: packed 2011-03-30.

Requirements: Xkb.

 What is it?

It is keyboard layout -- put to extreme ;-). Anybody should benefit from this layout (exchanging parentheses and square brackets were crucial in my opinion) but it is especially well suited for Polish users of Dell Latitude D610 and C/C++ developers and writers/editors who would like to get maximum from their keyboard.

 How to use it?

Copy (manually) all files as root to appropriate directories, restart computer and choose "Pl (extended)" in your favourite desktop manager (KDE?).

If you feel lost a bit, take a look at the modified mapping below:

Key:Meaning:
CAPS LOCKALT
NUM LOCKCAPS LOCK
ALT (both keys)META
`_
SHIFT 9[
SHIFT 0]
=+
SHIFT -`
SHIFT =\
[(
])
\=
':
SHIFT ;'
SHIFT '"
ALT e
ALT o
ALT a
ALT s
ALT l
ALT z
ALT x
ALT c
ALT n
ALT [
ALT ]
ALT \
ALT `ß
ALT 2
ALT 3¥
ALT 4£
ALT 5°
ALT 7§
ALT 8
SHIFT ALT 5
SHIFT ALT 8
ALT ;
ALT '
SHIFT ALT ;
SHIFT ALT '
ALT 9
ALT 0
SHIFT ALT 9
SHIFT ALT 0
ALT -– (en-dash)
ALT =— (em-dash)
SHIFT ALT -- (optional hyphen)
SHIFT ALT =÷
ALT ,«
ALT .»
SHIFT ALT ,
SHIFT ALT .
ALT /
SHIFT ALT /⁝ (vertical triple dot)
ALT p

Please note that availability of all characters is depending on font -- all characters have to be defined.

 Resources

Creating custom keyboard layouts for X11 using XKB,
How to further enhance XKB configuration,
An Unreliable Guide to XKB Configuration.