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asked 2015-04-11 10:37:32 -0600

Mike B. gravatar image

updated 2015-04-15 09:39:08 -0600

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How to add typography layout to Fedora 21? Under this kind of layout I mean something like Ilya Birman's Typography Layout.

I found some manual: :

$ setxkbmap -symbols 'pc+us+ru(typewriter):2+inet(evdev)+group(shifts_toggle)+level3(ralt_switch)+typo+typo:2'

Indeed, it added typography symbols, but now I'm not able to switch between the languages, which had worked before the change was made and part of the symbols are now replaced. Thus, I consider this manual as one, who breaks more than fixes. Is there any other way to add typography layout?

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answered 2015-04-15 09:26:16 -0600

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updated 2015-04-15 10:11:43 -0600

Go to Settings --> Keyboard --> Input Sources.

There you click on the + to add a new keyboard (input source). Here you click on the three dots to show a wider selection. In the search field that appears you type English. In your results, search for English (international with AltGr keys).

This is what you are looking for, no?

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Now, you can easily toggle input sources using Super + Space or use the icon on top.

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Check out the various US- International, AltGr keyboards that are available. No clue, what there differences are in details but you can always display a keyboard map after adding the layout to your system.

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Thanks, that's the right direction, but not exactly what I'm looking for. There is no built-in m-dash, arrows symbols. Also, I don't understand how can I type «…» symbol. I press the button and get «/ ¿ ?» chars, but not the «…».

BTW, is it difficult to create my own keyboard layout for Linux/Fedora?

Mike B. gravatar imageMike B. ( 2015-04-15 13:19:43 -0600 )edit

@mike-b: What's your mother tongue? US-English? Are you looking for the exact same layout as posted above ?

I just tested the following: I choose the keyboard layout English (US, international with dead keys), and I can find «…» symbols where it should be according to the keyboard map: AltGR + [ and AltGr + *].

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-04-15 13:24:12 -0600 )edit

No clue how to create your own keyboard layout.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-04-15 13:36:58 -0600 )edit

My mother tongue is Russian, but what role does it play? I also added English (US, international with dead keys) and in the key map (click on the keyboard icon in Region & Language settings window) I see the symbol, but when I click on the right Alt I get ¿ char, if I press Shift, then ?, without any combination I got the / char. Did you succeed to type the symbol?

Mike B. gravatar imageMike B. ( 2015-04-15 13:45:38 -0600 )edit

I was asking about your mother tongue to find out what other dead key layout may fit your need. I need to test how it behaves here. Let you know later.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-04-15 21:15:06 -0600 )edit

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