[texworks] Problems with Svorak keyboard layout

Benct Philip Jonsson bpj at melroch.se
Wed Sep 30 13:38:11 CEST 2009

Reinhard Kotucha skrev:
> On 29 September 2009 Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
>  > I use a Svorak (Swedish Dvorak) keyboard
>  > layout on Ubuntu.  TeXWorks doesn't seem to
>  > understand this, assuming QWERTY, so I have
>  > to type e.g. Ctrl-o to save.
>  > 
>  > Is there a workaround?
> Strange.  Doesn't a keyboard layout map "scan codes" to character codes
> and all programs receive character codes only?  If there is such a layer
> of abstraction, this shouldn't happen.

In most programs it indeed works as expected, but some
programs, including the terminal, read Ctrl-combinations.
à la QWERTY regardless.

> In order to find out whether it's a TeXworks problem at all, can you
> try it with another program?
> Can you quit Adobe Reader with Ctrl-q ?

Sure.  It's only some programs which assume QWERTY
for Ctrl-combinations.

I've looked in several guides on defining one's own
XKB layouts, but none mentions how to interfere
with Ctrl-combinations.

> If TeXworks gives different results, it's probably worthwhile to
> repeat the test with another program which is based on QT.  I doubt
> that TeXworks itself is the culprit.

Probably not.  I'm just wondering if anone knows
a workaround -- other than having an image showing
both the QWERTY and Svorak values of each key beside
the screen...


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