[PATCH] xkeyboard-config: updated geometry description of model "pc105"

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Sun Mar 7 14:28:32 PST 2010

Twas brillig at 23:09:00 07.03.2010 UTC+01 when jakob.kummerow at googlemail.com did gyre and gimble:

 JK> but since I don't have a collection of international keyboards in
 JK> my basement and don't know any more complete or more accurate
 JK> listing, it's the best source of data I have available.

I possess Russian 104-key keyboards with all the variants discussed:
with single-row Return key, with tall Return and small Backspace and
with tall Return; with tall Return, wide Backspace and backslash next to
' key. So, ehm, it's not really easy to select proper layout even for
single language.

Given this experience layouts in wikipedia article look random for me
(especially 105 vs. 104 when 105th key is just </> keys).

(UK keyboard look strange too - I had laptop with UK layout and it 105th
key was used as <>, not as |\).

 JK> 26 to 2 is what I consider a large enough majority to change the
 JK> default geometry description.

Did you count frequency of each keyboard? I bet US keyboards are much
more common than the Albanian or Turkish.

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