Dvorak keyboard layout in graphical installl mode

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  • Ludovic Courtès
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Daniel Dinnyes wrote on 4 May 2019 22:04
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Hi All,
I have been trying to install Guix with System Install method, using aISO image with KVM. I found that in the graphical install mode, whilebeing asked for keyboard layout, there was no option for Dvorak layout.Not sure if this is intentional, or left out by accident, but it issomething which should be supported, I think.
Could you please add support for Dvorak layout?
Best regards,Daniel Dinnyes
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 7 May 2019 14:48
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Hi Daniel,
Daniel Dinnyes <dinnyesd@gmail.com> skribis:
Toggle quote (6 lines)> I have been trying to install Guix with System Install method, using a> ISO image with KVM. I found that in the graphical install mode, while> being asked for keyboard layout, there was no option for Dvorak layout.> Not sure if this is intentional, or left out by accident, but it is> something which should be supported, I think.
The Dvorak layout is there, but maybe not where you expect: you have tofirst select, say, the “English (US)” layout, which brings you to asecond page where you can choose a variant, one of which is Dvorak(screenshot below.)
Note that this is the classification taken from the X Keyboardextension (XKB).
HTH!
Thanks,Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 7 May 2019 14:48
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice wrote on 7 May 2019 15:23
Re: bug#35566: Dvorak keyboard layout in graphical installl mode
(name . Daniel Dinnyes)(address . dinnyesd@gmail.com)(address . 35566@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Daniel, Guix,
Ludovic Courtès wrote:
Toggle quote (12 lines)> Daniel Dinnyes <dinnyesd@gmail.com> skribis:>> I found that in the graphical install mode, while>> being asked for keyboard layout, there was no option for Dvorak >> layout.> The Dvorak layout is there, but maybe not where you expect: you > have to> first select, say, the “English (US)” layout, which brings you > to a> second page where you can choose a variant, one of which is > Dvorak> (screenshot below.)
Not bein' snarky here: where else would you expect it to be? I've never seen the DSK categorised as anything but ‘US (Dvorak)’. The layout itself is pretty anglocentric, and even (I mean: of course) the UK Dvorak subtly differs from the US one.
I assume this isn't the first time you've installed a GNU/Linux distribution, so I'm curious where you found it on others. Do they flat-out alias ‘Dvorak’ to the US variant? Not convinced we should emulate that.
Side note: the Debian (or was it Ubuntu?) installer has a great feature to help you figure out your keyboard layout in the minimum number of keystrokes. I wonder if we could use that decision tree data in our own installer. IME most people have no idea what the name of their keyboard layout is; it's always ‘er, the regular one?’ to them.
Imma check it out,
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Dinnyés Dániel wrote on 7 May 2019 15:15
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Hi Ludo,
Apologies, indeed eventually I found it.
Thanks,Daniel
On Tue, May 7, 2019, 13:48 Ludovic Courtès <ludo@gnu.org> wrote:
Toggle quote (24 lines)> Hi Daniel,>> Daniel Dinnyes <dinnyesd@gmail.com> skribis:>> > I have been trying to install Guix with System Install method, using a> > ISO image with KVM. I found that in the graphical install mode, while> > being asked for keyboard layout, there was no option for Dvorak layout.> > Not sure if this is intentional, or left out by accident, but it is> > something which should be supported, I think.>> The Dvorak layout is there, but maybe not where you expect: you have to> first select, say, the “English (US)” layout, which brings you to a> second page where you can choose a variant, one of which is Dvorak> (screenshot below.)>> Note that this is the classification taken from the X Keyboard> extension (XKB).>> HTH!>> Thanks,> Ludo’.>>
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