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I read few topic about customizing personal keyboard layout or creating new one. I create a BALOCHI language keyboard layout for my self. following is the contet of "blc" file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ which I created:

default
partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys 
xkb_symbols "blc" {

name[Group1]= "Baloc (blc)";

// Alphanumeric section
key <TLDE> {    [         ŕ,    Ř       ]   };
key <AE01> {    [     1,    exclam      ]   };
key <AE02> {    [     2,    at      ]   };
key <AE03> {    [     3,    semicolon   ]   };
key <AE04> {    [     4,    colon       ]   };
key <AE05> {    [     5,    percent     ]   };
key <AE06> {    [     6,    apostrophe  ]   };
key <AE07> {    [     7,    quotedbl    ]   };
key <AE08> {    [     8,    asterisk    ]   };
key <AE09> {    [     9,    parenleft   ]   };
key <AE10> {    [     0,    parenright  ]   };
key <AE11> {    [     minus,    underscore  ]   };
key <AE12> {    [     equal,    plus        ]   };

key <AD01> {    [     q,    Q       ]   };
key <AD02> {    [     w,    W       ]   };
key <AD03> {    [     e,    E       ]   };
key <AD04> {    [     r,    R       ]   };
key <AD05> {    [     t,    T       ]   };
key <AD06> {    [     y,    Y       ]   };
key <AD07> {    [     u,    U       ]   };
key <AD08> {    [     i,    I       ]   };
key <AD09> {    [     o,    O       ]   };
key <AD10> {    [     p,    P       ]   };
key <AD11> {    [     è,    È       ]   };
key <AD12> {    [     ù,    Ù       ]   };

key <AC01> {    [     a,    A       ]   };
key <AC02> {    [     s,    S       ]   };
key <AC03> {    [     d,    D       ]   };
key <AC04> {    [     f,    F       ]   };
key <AC05> {    [     g,    G       ]   };
key <AC06> {    [     h,    H       ]   };
key <AC07> {    [     j,    J       ]   };
key <AC08> {    [     k,    K       ]   };
key <AC09> {    [     l,    L       ]   };
key <AC10> {    [     à,    À       ]   };
key <AC11> {    [     ś,    Ś       ]   };

key <AB01> {    [     z,    Z       ]   };
key <AB02> {    [     x,    X       ]   };
key <AB03> {    [     c,    C       ]   };
key <AB04> {    [     v,    V       ]   };
key <AB05> {    [     b,    B       ]   };
key <AB06> {    [     n,    N       ]   };
key <AB07> {    [     m,    M       ]   };
key <AB08> {    [         ť,    Ť       ]   };
key <AB09> {    [         ď,    Ď       ]   };
key <AB10> {    [         ž,    Ž       ]   };

key <BKSL> {    [  question,         slash  ]   };
// End alphanumeric section
};

I saved that file and restart my laptop but I can not find my keybord layout in keyboard layout setting to use it? What is wrong? plz

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You need to add a new entry for blc in evdev.xml and evdev.lst files from /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules directory.

Adding a new layout requires that you also add the file to rules/evdev.xml. If you use other X11 wms you may want to give your layout to the rest of the xorg system. You can do this by adding the file to the symbols directory, and adding a line for the file in rules/evdev.lst under the ! layout section.

Source: Howto: Custom keyboard layout definitions

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