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Re: Fixing the Arabic keyboard in xorg/xfree86

On Yaum al-Ithnain 24 Jumaada al-Awal 1425 07:50 pm, Muhammad Alkarouri wrote:

>> In Sudan we don't have a standard for the keyboard. I hope people from
>> other countries are able to confirm the existence or nonexistence of
>> national layout standards. Otherwise, we will have to assume the
>> nonexistence of these..

On Yaum al-Ithnain 24 Jumaada al-Awal 1425 09:21 pm, Nadim Shaikli wrote:
> I doubt there will be standards for such things from Arabic countries
> (<political view> we're missing far more important things so I wouldn't
> be surprised if this fell through the cracks/ravines/gorges </political
> view> :-)  My work and others' with regard to what to use as a standard
> has lead us to concentrate on Microsoft's keyboard layout since that is
> what most people will find/see on their desks.

The problem is the current xorg/xfree86 ar layout is not even Microsoft's. The 
position of greater than, minus than, kasra, kasratan, curly braces,... are 
all messed up. am I wrong?

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