svn commit: r270114 - head/share/vt/keymaps

Ed Maste emaste at
Mon Aug 18 01:58:47 UTC 2014

On 17 August 2014 15:54, Stefan Esser <se at> wrote:
> Author: se
> Date: Sun Aug 17 19:54:21 2014
> New Revision: 270114
> URL:
> Log:
>   Attempt at converting the SYSCONS keymaps to Unicode for use with NEWCONS.
>   I have spent many hours comparing source and destination formats, and hope
>   to have caught the most severe conversion errors.


Thank you very much for taking this on.

>    <2-letter country code>.<variant>.kbd
>   Only if there are multiple layouts for different languages:
>    <2-letter country code>-<2-letter language code>.<variant>.kbd
>   In nearly all cases, the keyboards are country specific, only. Currently
>   there is only one case where the language was added ("ch-fr.kbd" for
>   the Swiss-French keyboard layout).

I've just temporarily broken this rule by renaming ca.kbd to
ca-fr.kbd, but will add a "Canadian Multilingual" ca.kbd soon; I think
it's better to get this set up in advance of the MFC.

>   I choose to write Unicode character codes as hex numbers. While this
>   increases the diff to the SYSCONS keymap files for the trivial cases
>   (conversion from ISO8859-1), it really helps to verify the more complex
>   cases against a Unicode table (which is indexed by hex numbers).

Thanks for this too, I agree that being able to look up Unicode code
points directly is much more important than reducing syscons diffs.

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