XKB and the Dutch

Simos Xenitellis simos.lists at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 23 10:24:33 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-23 at 08:44 -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> Rene Herman wrote:
> > Good to see that X is still as open to outside comments/questions as 
> > ever. 
> The people who know XKB mainly are found on the xkeyboard-config project
> and associated mailing list:
> 	http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software_2fXKeyboardConfig

AFAIK, the source of xkeyboard-config is still on Freedesktop CVS, and
the Dutch file you may need to edit is at
On your system it is probably at
The "nl" file has contacts of previous authors, so it is good to come up
with a solution that fits the needs of most Dutch users. 
Keep in mind that the first variant listed in the file is the one that
is picked up by keyboard configuration tools (such as
System/Preferences/Keyboard in GNOME). Of course, you want to provide a
solution that can be easily propagated to distributions so that
end-users will be benefited the most.

A recent change to the Dutch layout is listed at
"official Dutch layout"


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