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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] kbd: (#7063) make CapsLock work as expected even for non-ASCII
    Samuel Thibault, le Mon 16 Nov 2009 23:27:38 +0100, a écrit :
    > > My keymap contains
    > >
    > > keycode 44 = +z
    > > shift keycode 44 = +Z
    > > altgr keycode 44 = U+044F # CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER YA
    > > altgr shift keycode 44 = U+042F # CYRILLIC CAPITAL LETTER YA
    > And U+044F / U+042F is not KT_LETTER.
    > Yes, there's no way you can express a unicode character in KT_LETTER.
    > Limited interface, but that's not a reason to break other interfaces.

    One way to go would be to decrete that keysyms between 0xD800 and 0xE000
    (unused anyway) are "KT_LETTER" versions of the unicode 0x0000 - 0x0800.
    That however covers only part of Unicode and doesn't solve the case of
    keyboards where the upper case of a letter is not simply at the shifted

    The real correct solution is really to have kbd use modifiers just like
    console-setup and provide a way for them to configure which leds should
    be lit when some modifier is locked. That way building a keymap becomes
    just orthogonal, no need to upload a table of lower/upper pairs (which
    depend on the locale see for instance i/I vs i/İ).

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