I recently bought a "noppoo choc mini" with this specific ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL pc84 layout
This specific keyboard only has 84 keys, a 60% (compact tenkeyless) reduced layout.
My problem is simple, there is no keyboard layout into Ubuntu 12.04 which corresponds to this
English, US keyboard layout ... so it's the same problem with the reduced version and only 84 keys...
I searched for a template of a normal
ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL for xmodmap/xkb, and after that I ccould try to manually map the other keys. I searched on Google, but I couldn't find any other user which has the same problem.
Edit 1 :
Here you can see there is probably a bug in Ubuntu, because the layout for USA with dead key is not correct !
I have this now.
And other users have this for the same layout:
It seems after a "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" : french standard keyboard pc105 + precision M65 keyboard from dell laptop
Now I can see the good US layout in the parameters, but I cannot choose the iso layout for French usage...
Ok, I'll explain the problem a bit better: I have one laptop with an integrated
French keyboard, and I want to use my USB keyboard to use an
English, US layout.
It seem it's impossible in Ubuntu and "dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" to share two different physical layout (ANSI and EU ISO) on the same computer ...
Ok, it seems I can switch the physical layout (ISO <-> ANSI) with this command in the terminal:
setxkbmap -layout us setxkbmap -layout us -variant alt-intl
setxkbmap -layout fr
It's very complicated and it seem Ubuntu 12.04 still has a problem with the keyboard manager because all works great with these two commands, but that doesn't change anything in the System parameters → Keyboard !!!
Secondly: The image of the layout for FR is buggy, the layout is not ISO, but I can press on the key < > at the left of right Shift without any problem! You can see the image here (french alternative with ANSI layout ? it's crazy ?) :
Can you help me on this point ? I'm lost with xkb, and manual mapping is very complicated ...