How to submit XKB layout variant to Xorg?

Petri Lehtinen petri at
Wed Oct 23 08:18:09 UTC 2019


> 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.

If you add your variant as a new symbols file, e.g. /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/mycz, you can enable it with setxkbmap -layout mycz and upgrading your distribution or xorg packages won't probably remove that file.

You don't even need to duplicate the cz symbols. You can just use the include directive to include the sections you need from the cz symbols file (or any other symbols file) and add your own customizations.


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