installation on Kubuntu or ubuntu

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installation on Kubuntu or ubuntu

Unread postby admin » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:09 am

The easiest way to install ENTI-key++ on Ubuntu is to download this debian Packet:
entikey-1.0_i386.deb
(works for 32bit and 64bit)
and open it with gdebi-installer

There are three alternative steps te get ENTI-key++ on Kubuntu or ubuntu running:

(ev. you have to install the packet xkeyboard-config, but not sure.)

1.
skip this step 1 if you have updated all packages in kubuntu or ubuntu 8.4.01 (see this topics later post)

edit the file
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/de
(if you have kubuntu or ubuntu 8.4.01 or greater, do this instead: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17&p=66#p66 )

and add:

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// ENTIKEY++
// adopted 2007 by Ruben Barkow <entikey@spacetrace.org>

...

~EDIT~

take the code from okurz further down:
http://entikey.z11.de/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?p=135#p135


2.
in
/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.xml

add an entikey-section right underneath the section for the NEO-Layout:

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 <variant>
          <configItem>
            <name>neo</name>
....
          </configItem>
        </variant>


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<variant>
          <configItem>
            <name>entikey</name>
            <description>Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="es">Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="fr">Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="hu">Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="ka">Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="sl">Entikey++</description>
            <description xml:lang="tr">Entikey++</description>
          </configItem>
        </variant>
       


3.
in
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols.dir

add this line underneath the line for NEO:

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--p----- a------- de(entikey)


Now you have the new entikey as variant in the german keyboardlayout in KDE-Systempreferences->regional -> keyboardlayout

now finally to make caps lock an additional Alt_Gr:

in ~/.Xmodmap

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!! Make caps lock an additional Alt_Gr
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = ISO_Level3_Shift

it should load when x starts, but you can manually start it with:

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xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

see
http://www.eigenheimstrasse.de:8668/comments/Computerecke/NEO-Tastaturlayout/Verbesserungsvorschl%C3%A4ge/CapsLock+durch+AltGr+ersetzen

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Re: installation on Kubuntu

Unread postby 0.0 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:46 pm

Works with Ubuntu hardy 8.04.
Doesn't work with Debian testing.

I recommend using

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<variant>
          <configItem>
            <name>entikey</name>
            <description>Entikey++</description>
            </configItem>
        </variant>

in base.xml

I was very confused because changing the layout with setxkbmap didn't work properly. Deleting those six lines finally made me happy.

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Re: installation on Kubuntu

Unread postby admin » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:58 pm

On Kubuntu 8.10 there must be edited these 3 files (An entikey-section accordingly to the neo-sections):
/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.lst: entikey de: ENTIkey++
/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst: entikey de: ENTIkey++
/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml: <name>entikey</name>

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Re: installation on Kubuntu

Unread postby admin » Sat May 02, 2009 11:29 am

on Kubuntu 9.04 there was another update,

like in 8.10 simply the same steps must be done again: just add a section for entikey in all 3 files again
and in
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/de
and add the entikey block at the end again.

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Installation using XKB

Unread postby okurz » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:11 pm

Hi,
I found the definitions for acute/grave to be differing when looking at the picture of the layout and the XKB definition file. What works for me is using the following two lines instead of what was stated above:

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     key <AE12> { [      exclam, exclamdown,     dead_acute, guillemotright      ] };

and also

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    key <AC05> { [      c, C,                   semicolon, dead_acute           ] };
[...]
    key <AB02> { [      t, T,                   equal, dead_grave               ] };


I am not sure, if this is right, but that is what I can understand from the picture.

For replacing the caps lock key, I used

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    key <CAPS> { [ ISO_Level3_Shift, ISO_Level3_Shift,  Caps_Lock ] };
.
For that, the whole ENTI-key++ section should define

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partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys
instead of only

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partial alphanumeric_keys

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Re: Installation using XKB

Unread postby admin » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:35 am

thanks for the correction with the accents, Oliver.

okurz wrote:or replacing the caps lock key, I used

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key <CAPS> { [ ISO_Level3_Shift, ISO_Level3_Shift,  Caps_Lock ] };

this solution makes the 'caps lock' function still availiable with right-alt-gr and caps-lock pressed.

i like more the solution with the .xmodmap file, cause that solution also changes the caps key in the standard layout:
in ~/.Xmodmap

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!! Make caps lock an additional Alt_Gr
remove Lock = Caps_Lock
keysym Caps_Lock = ISO_Level3_Shift


it should load when x starts, but you can manually start it with:

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xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap


since there is a final version with some minor changes, here is the complete section for
/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/de
is:

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// ENTIKEY++
// adopted 2007 by Ruben Barkow <entikey@spacetrace.org>
// inspired by Dvorak, de-ergo, Colemak and Neo

partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys
xkb_symbols "entikey" {

    include "de"
    name[Group1]= "Germany - Entikey++";

    key <TLDE> { [      q, Q,                   7, asciicircum                  ] };
    key <AE01> { [      p, P,                   8, exclam                       ] };
    key <AE02> { [      f, F,                   9, quotedbl                     ] };
    key <AE03> { [      m, M,                   0, backslash                    ] };
    key <AE04> { [      u, U,                   1, percent                      ] };
    key <AE05> { [      k, K,                   2, onehalf                      ] };
    key <AE06> { [      y, Y,                   3, threesuperior                ] };
    key <AE07> { [      dollar, asciitilde,     4, onequarter                   ] };
    key <AE08> { [      slash, EuroSign,        eurosign, onethird              ] };
    key <AE09> { [      plus, ampersand,     dead_caron,    plusminus           ] };
    key <AE10> { [      asterisk, section,      currency, multiply              ] };
    key <AE11> { [      dead_diaeresis, ssharp, guillemotleft, sterling         ] };
    key <AE12> { [      exclam,     dead_acute, guillemotright, exclamdown      ] };

    key <AD01> { [      w, W,                   at, apostrophe                  ] };
    key <AD02> { [      i, I,                   bracketleft, plus               ] };
    key <AD03> { [      r, R,                   bracketright, asterisk          ] };
    key <AD04> { [      h, H,                   parenleft, numbersign           ] };
    key <AD05> { [      l, L,                   parenright, EuroSign            ] };
    key <AD06> { [      z, Z,                   5, twothirds                    ] };
    key <AD07> { [      parenleft, braceleft,   dead_cedilla, cent              ] };
    key <AD08> { [      parenright, braceright, Up, R                           ] };
    key <AD09> { [      equal, percent,         Prior, percent                  ] };
    key <AD10> { [      bracketleft, bar,       Delete, brokenbar               ] };
    key <AD11> { [      greater, dead_grave,    copyright, guillemotsingleright ] };
    key <AD12> { [      less, dead_circumflex,  dead_tilde, guillemotsingleleft ] };

    key <AC01> { [      a, A,                   question, ssharp                ] };
    key <AC02> { [      s, S,                   period, ampersand               ] };
    key <AC03> { [      d, D,                   Return, colon                   ] };
    key <AC04> { [      o, O,                   BackSpace, dead_diaeresis       ] };
    key <AC05> { [      c, C,                   semicolon, dead_acute           ] };
    key <AC06> { [      g, G,                   6, trademark                    ] };
    key <AC07> { [      e, E,                   Left, ae                        ] };
    key <AC08> { [      n, N,                   Down,   registered              ] };
    key <AC09> { [      t, T,                   Right,  rightarrow              ] };
    key <AC10> { [      i, I,                   oslash, Oslash                  ] };
    key <AC11> { [      bracketright, question, questiondown, rightdblarrow     ] };
    key <BKSL> { [      apostrophe, numbersign, dead_abovering,  dead_grave     ] };



    key <LSGT> { [      x, X,                   bar, comma                      ] };
    key <AB01> { [      v, V,                   greater, less                   ] };
    key <AB02> { [      t, T,                   equal, dead_acute               ] };
    key <AB03> { [      n, N,                   underscore, dead_tilde          ] };
    key <AB04> { [      e, E,                   minus, twosuperior              ] };
    key <AB05> { [      b, B,                   braceleft, infinity             ] };
    key <AB06> { [      j, J,                   braceright, yen                 ] };
    key <AB07> { [      quotedbl, backslash,    Home, mu                        ] };
    key <AB08> { [      comma,  semicolon,      End, minus                      ] };
    key <AB09> { [      period, colon,          Next, periodcentered            ] };
    key <AB10> { [      minus, underscore,      minus, underscore               ] };


    key <SPCE> { [    space,   space, nobreakspace, nobreakspace ] };


    key  <KP7> {   [  KP_Home,   KP_7, seveneighths, oneeighth   ]   };
    key  <KP8> {   [  KP_Up,   KP_8, uparrow, fiveeighths   ]   };
    key  <KP9> {   [  KP_Prior,   KP_9, threeeighths, threeeighths ]   };



    key  <KP4> {   [  KP_Left,   KP_4, leftarrow, onequarter      ]   };
    key  <KP5> {   [  KP_Begin,   KP_5, dagger, onehalf          ]   };
    key  <KP6> {   [  KP_Right,   KP_6, rightarrow, threequarters   ]   };

    key  <KP1> {   [  KP_End,   KP_1, onesuperior, onesuperior      ]   };
    key  <KP2> {   [  KP_Down,   KP_2, downarrow, twosuperior      ]   };
    key  <KP3> {   [  KP_Next,   KP_3, threesuperior, threesuperior   ]   };
    key <KPEN> {   [     KP_Enter   ]   };
    key <KPEQ> {   [     KP_Equal   ]   };

    key  <KP0> {   [  KP_Insert,   KP_0, percent, degree         ]   };
    key <KPDL> {     [  KP_Delete,   KP_Decimal, periodcentered, comma  ]   };
    // End "Keypad" section

    include "level3(ralt_switch)"

    // Modifier section
    // uncomment this line, if you don't want to use xmodmap to remap the Caps Lock Key:
    // key <CAPS> { [ ISO_Level3_Shift, ISO_Level3_Shift,  Caps_Lock ] };

    key  <TAB> { [ Tab, ISO_Left_Tab, KP_Delete, slash ] };

};


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