Will Wayland also ship with broken keyboard layout switching?

Ran Benita ran234 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 00:51:48 PDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 12:35:31PM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Well, speaking of XKB bugs, there's this one which is inherent to the
We might want to consider some way to properly fix this?

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