Case of the missing + key

Jane Andreas JaneAndreas at
Mon Mar 5 01:03:18 EST 2012

Since the colemak.kmap has the + key, I decided to look at the file and using nano I finagled what I wanted onto it. I moved the O key to be to the right of the y key, set up a fn number pad just like the qwerty, and mapped ; to red arrow+ J. I did this by typing the desired key mapping in the corresponding column for each keycode. Fn turned out to be the 5th column as I recall, so putting a mapping like "one" there would make fn+ that key print that. I did not learn keycodes but rather looked at what keys functioned as they should under the Colemak layout and put what I wanted on top of those. It has been delightful fun and I hope learn more, but now I have the symbols I need without sacrificing the numberpad and while ditching qwerty. Do you think it will be OK to put 'loadkeys colemak.kmap' in my /etc/fstab, or is that not for this kind of thing? 

I was bad at grep, so I did it my way for now...;)

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  Sent: 03/02/12 12:39 AM
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  Subject: Re: Case of the missing + key
Maybe grep the dumpkeys output for that key before and after you change to colemak. There should be something that catches the eye in there.

On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 07:16:04PM -0500, Jane Andreas wrote:
> Well I have tried loadkeys =, which does not work. I loaded my colemak.kmap file and even though the fn num-pad is not set up, the + sign for some reason is. Maybe I could just edit it to work the way I want and use that one for now. 
> I am not sure where the default keymap is stored, if it is easily editable and if it is a good idea to do so...
> In the meantime I may try to get dillo and/or netsurf set up.
> Thanks
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