How to submit XKB layout variant to Xorg?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Oct 22 15:27:00 UTC 2019

On 10/22/19 12:38 AM, matej.bjgar at wrote:
> I added a custom XKB layout variant to /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst and /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/cz. I can set it using setxkbmap and it works. When I upgrade my distribution or update Xorg, the variant is gone. From what I've read, I concluded I can't reliably add a custom variant (or any layout modification) to XKB.
> My variant is Colemak optimised for writing Czech letters. Some languages have its own Colemak variant in preinstalled layouts but not Czech and anyone typing with Colemak in Czech can use it.
> What has to be done to have a variant added for distribution with Xorg?

especially the link to submission rules & code repositories.

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