modify keyboard layout

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Tue May 5 15:17:58 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 11:51:12PM +0200, mobidyc wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to modify the layout for an azerty keyboard.
> actually when the CAPSLOCK is active, i can't write numbers like the 
> SHIFT key let me do this.

setxkbmap -option "caps:shiftlock" might do what you want. Note that this also
changes the capslock behaviour so it's cancelled by hitting shift.


> After some discussion, the way I want to use my keyboard is considered 
> as a Windows bug and I totally agree whit this.
> But the fact is that I want to have the choice and choose the ergonomy I 
> prefer, even in reproducting a bug.
> (You can take a look in this thread for more information : 
> I tried to modify himself the current layout by modifying the following 
> files without success:
>  - /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/fr
>  - /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/latin
> Can you point me to documentations so I can enjoy the layout I love ?

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