Changing non-printing keys in keyboard layout

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon May 9 04:56:03 PDT 2011

I seem to have a problem with the modifier keys affecting other
layouts. For instance, in ~/symbols/pc I have added these lines to the

partial  modifier_keys
xkb_symbols "noah" {
   modifier_map Lock { <AB05> };

However, now the B key is Caps Lock in the standard US keyboard layout
as well! How can I restrict this change only to the Noah variant?
Would I be better off making Noah not a variant of US but rather it's
own separate layout?


Dotan Cohen

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