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Icelandic keyboard

Last post: Monday, October 29, 2001 8:58 PM by Morten Lange, 8 reply

 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001 9:05 AM - Morten Lange

Icelandic keyboard

 
Hi,
I am evaluating Xmanager and like it but run into problems with the
keyboard. I used the Norwegian keyboard layout to construct an Icelandic keyboard definition.

Some keys produce nothing although I have configured them
to produce hyphen, underscore, questionmark and
apostrofe according to the Icelandic keyboard layout.
These keys intermiTtently work correctly when I turn on Caps Lock


us101 EXPL displ defined
-------------------------------------
= - hyphen
+ sh-= _ underscore
] ? question
sh-] ' apostrophe


The / key (scancode 0x35) gives wrong symbols
(¿and ¿in stead of ¿ and ¿):


us101 EXPL displ defined
--------------------------------------
/ ¿¿ thorn
? sh-/ ¿¿ THORN
[ ¿¿eth
sh-] ¿¿ETH
- ¿ ¿odiaeresis
_ ¿¿ODIAERESIS



The composition with acute accent only produces
one wowel with the acute and then in the wrong place (¿)


¿compose-aeiouy ¿¿¿
¿compose-AEIOUY ¿¿¿

Correct
¿compose-aeiouy ¿¿¿
¿compose-AEIOUY ¿¿¿




These keys work correctly

us101 EXPL displ defined
------------------------------------
Mod2 | | bar
Mod2 2 @ @ at
Mod2 - backslash




Finally the numeric keyboard produces letters for the two
builtin keyboard layouts that I tried : us101, Norwegian.

Best Regards,
Morten
Attachment iceland.xkb ()  
Friday, October 26, 2001 4:33 PM - Support

Re: Icelandic keyboard : attached the modified file

 
Please download the attached file for Icelandic Keyboard file for Xmanager and copy it into "C:Program FilesXmanager139" folder.

After selecting the keyboard file on Xconfig->Input, restart Xmanager.
If this does not solve your problem, please post a reply.

- Support
Attachment iceland.xkb ()  
Monday, October 29, 2001 10:13 PM - Morten Lange

Re: Icelandic keyboard : attached the modified file

 
Thanks Support-people.

The new Keyboard file works much better, that is I can now use
dash, undescore, apostrophe and questionmark.
That was the most important part. Also the numeric keypad
works :-)
The Icelandic letters are still wrong, though.

I just posted a clarification of my previous letter, but then
for some reason your previous reply did not appear in my browser before I sent my second request. Sorry.

But back to the Icelandic letters, like THORN (¿ and
ETH (¿, and more commonly used ones like ¿¿aacute,eacute),
can you produce them at your site ? (These are all in iso-8859-1, which I guess is also called Latin1)

When I try for instance the German keyboard definition
it doesn¿ seem to work correctly. I seem to get
US-ASCII characters in the correct places, but as an example I
get THORN (¿ instead of ssharp (¿ on the us101 key for dash - scancode 0xC.
The shifted key produces the questionmark as it should.

Thanks for your help so far.
Best Regards,
Morten Lange
Tuesday, October 30, 2001 4:22 PM - Support

A sample screen using THORN and ...

 
I produced Icenlandic characters using the keyboard definition file uploaded above. I'm using US101 compatible keyboard but it will also work for UK102 compatible keyboards.

Please see attached file for the example.

- Technical Support
Attachment sample.gif ()  
Friday, November 2, 2001 12:07 AM - Morten Lange

Icelandic keyboard works (some minor issues left)

 
Hello again,

and thanks a lot, support people of Netsarang!
The Icelandic keyboard does work, and incidentally my original
probably would have worked pretty well also.

The problem was that when I logged on to HP-UX
the non-USASCII characters got mis-mapped in the initial xterm,
but have were okay in a subesquently spawned xterm.
I tried to connect using telnet and rlogin and then
the Icelandic letter were OK. Finnally I th follwing "completes the picture" :
With rexec : Not OK
With SSH : Not OK
With SSH : OK if adjusting to "Execute remote command via shell"

Towards Linux the keyboard worked correctly in the first window also.

So to sum up the rexec functionality in HP-UX seems to miss out on
some keyboard or character-map parameters for the xterm that the
shell takes care of.

Thanks for the help (although I did a good part myself, which is only natural considering the nature of the problem )
I have to get on to other tasks but hope to give some feedback later
to correct some minor issues in the keyboard layout.
The most important of them :
- Modeswitch - 0x1B ("keyname ]") should produce ~ i.e asciitilde.
Some peculiarities :
- The second (but not the third etc ) xterm on some linux machines mangles the backspace key. (Also in your competitor Xvision)
- Sometimes the numeric keyboard produces letters ( on HP-UX)

Best Regards and thanks again for swift answers.
- Morten
Wednesday, November 14, 2001 11:35 AM - Support

Re: Icelandic keyboard - minor revision

 
Thanks again for your feedback.
Please try this keyboard file and give us some comments.

- Support
Attachment Icelandic.xkb ()  
Monday, October 30, 2006 10:33 AM - Ramesh

HP-UX Connection Error

 
I am trying to open my XManager window of HP_UX 11 server into my desk top but it giving the followning error which is sending as a attachement file.So please send the solution if any body knows.

Thanks in Advance
Ramesh
Monday, October 30, 2006 1:45 PM - Support

Re: HP-UX Connection Error

 
Command 'Xserver' starts the X server on console.

If you are trying to run CDE from the remote location, you should start a dtterm first, and then use the following command instead.

$ /usr/dt/bin/Xsession &

Hope this helps.

---
Technical Support

Monday, October 29, 2001 8:58 PM - Morten Lange

Re: Icelandic keyboard

 
Mappings for Icelandic keyboard that did not work Mappings for Icelandic keyboard that did not work

I iterate my question, this time using HTML pre in trying to beautify my tables :-)

Some of these problems appear to be present in the predefined nordic keyboards. (Norwegian, Swedish) I used the Norwegian keyboard as the base for defining the Icelandic keyboard.

Should I rather try to use the us101 keyboard as my initial file when making a new keyboard definition ?



EXPL 	= short explanation
displ 	= what appears on screen when I use this key
defined = what I wanted to appear and which code I used


A. Some keys display nothing

us101	EXPL 	displ	defined 
-------------------------------------
=			-	hyphen	
+	sh-=		_	underscore
]			?	question
sh-]			'	apostrophe

B. The / key (scancode 0x35)¿¿gives wrong symbols 

(¿and ¿in stead of ¿ and ¿):

us101	EXPL 	displ	defined 
--------------------------------------
/		¿¿	thorn
?	sh-/	¿¿¿	THORN
[		¿¿eth
sh-]		¿¿ETH
-		¿	¿odiaeresis
_		¿¿ODIAERESIS


C. The composition with¿¿acute accent only produces 
one wowel with the acute and then in the wrong place (¿)

¿compose-aeiouy 	¿¿¿ 
¿compose-AEIOUY	¿¿¿

Correct

¿compose-aeiouy 	¿¿¿
¿compose-AEIOUY	¿¿¿


D. These keys work correctly

us101	EXPL 	displ	defined 
------------------------------------

Mod2 	|	|	bar	
Mod2 2	@	@	at
Mod2 -			backslash