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SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test5 vs. Japanese keyboards
> > > > I think no kernel changes are required to use Japanese keyboards
> > > > today.
> > > > (But kbd has to be recompiled with NR_KEYS set to 256.)
> > >
> > > I'm not convinced yet. defkeymap.c_shipped is included in the
> > > downloadable .bz2 file and it is inadequate.
> >
> > But defkeymap is inadequeate for German, it is inadequate for French,
> > why would it be adequate for Japanese?
>
> I think that if defkeymap.c_shipped were inadequate for German and French
> then you already would have fixed it. I don't have experience with those
> keyboards but would guess that defkeymap.c_shipped is probably adequate for
> loadkeys to load a working keymap for German or French.

Of course. It is also adequate for loadkeys to load a working keymap
for Japanese.

> In order to be capable of loading a working keymap, defkeymap.c_shipped
> needs patching.

No.

> > It is just the random default you get when no keymap was loaded.
>
> It is that plus more. It includes limits that prevent certain keymaps from
> getting set when loaded.

False.

Andries

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