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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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