X.org does not display euro, tilde, "]" & "[" are incorrect on Dutch Keyboards

Peter Zijlstra a.p.zijlstra at chello.nl
Thu Jun 30 12:37:39 PDT 2005

I have one _somewhere_, I recently moved and haven't encountered it yet;
will have a look for it though.

They are indeed quite rare these days; and like you said, I haven't ever
seen a dutch keyboard not from IBM. Nor have I ever met anybody who
would willingly use the dutch layout, everybody just uses US_intl on
them and bitches when they happen to get confused when looking at the
actual keys :-)

Peter Zijlstra
On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 14:47 -0400, Mike A. Harris wrote:
> A user has reported to us that the included Dutch keyboard layout
> does not work properly on a real Dutch keyboard.  Other sources
> have confirmed to me that Dutch keyboards are very rare, seemingly
> only available as an option from IBM.
> In the interest of resolving the issue ASAP, I have filed a bug
> in Xorg bugzilla, which I've just added an updated patch to that
> applies to 6.8.2 cleanly:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3544
> The following thread seems to indicate these changes seem to
> be correct:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2005/04/msg00035.html
> It also seems to be notoriously difficult to find an image of
> a real dutch keyboard, and research with google suggests that
> due to the obscure layout, it has mostly been abandoned in
> favour of the us_intl layout by Dutch people.  I've discussed
> it with a few Dutch people as well, of whom only 1 out of 4
> people indicated they've only seen a real Dutch keyboard once
> in their life.  ;o)
> So, if anyone could confirm the proposed changes are in fact
> correct, or can provide an "official" picture of a real Dutch
> keyboard, I'd appreciate it if you could please indicate so
> in a followup to bug #3544.
> Thanks in advance.
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