Will Wayland also ship with broken keyboard layout switching?

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Oct 1 19:35:31 PDT 2012


On 2 October 2012 11:38,  <darxus at chaosreigns.com> wrote:
> On 10/02, Фамилия Имя wrote:
>> switch between different keyboard layouts (languages) using both alt keys. It was
>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4927
> This mentions a fix for X would be to switch to xkbcommon.  xkbcommon is
> what weston uses, so it seems likely to not have this problem.
> Wayland is a protocol, and I think it's appropriate to say keyboard input
> implementation is not specified by it, so another implementation could do
> it a different way.  Weston is just the reference implementation.  But I
> think others are expected to use xkbcommon.

Yeah, xkbcommon doesn't have this problem at all.  It's mostly just an
implementation detail of the X server, that we're completely free from
because we always send our keymaps losslessly serialised to strings,
rather than a broken binary format.


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