How to add a keyboard layout for distribution

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Tue Apr 21 17:31:51 PDT 2015

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 12:41:59PM -0700, jc at wrote:
>    Hi,
>    I have created and used a keymap for romanized Singhala. A group of us
>    have been using it for some years now and it is stabilized with tests
>    and updates. We want to add it either as a variant to 'lk' layout or as
>    a new layout file specified for 'romanized' (South Asian) languages.
>    (Singhala is the template. Hindi is on the way.) Our tutorial on how to
>    add the keymap is attached for your scrutiny. This is too hard for most
>    ordinary users.
>    So, how do we go about doing this, please?

file a bug against the xkeyboard-config component in
and attach a patch against xkeyboard-config master on it. once it's reviewed
it'll become part of xkeyboard-config and just be available in the
normal keyboard layout configuration tools

pls make sure you CC me on the bug.


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