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author Eric Hameleers <>2016-02-06 21:47:39 +0100
committer Eric Hameleers <>2016-02-06 21:47:39 +0100
commit500270a8d8b8b3effab4e6be9bb3810f4bf6ab91 (patch)
treeb0e5715e92e183476009582528315af48c6ca09f /liveinit
parent3181df215dd7cd9d9fd3955c7443859878bacd03 (diff)
liveinit: better support for german localizations.
Based on feedback, use Scroll Lock instead of AltGr as the Compose Key. Also, use 'de-latin1-nodeadkeys' instead of 'de-latin1' for console keyboard layout, 'de_DE@euro' instead of 'de_DE.utf8' as language definition and 'nodeadkeys' as the X keyboard variant.
Diffstat (limited to 'liveinit')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/liveinit b/liveinit
index 8b10fdc..809c9ed 100755
--- a/liveinit
+++ b/liveinit
@@ -502,7 +502,12 @@ EOT
# You can set just the XkbVariant by adding something like "kbd=ch xkb=,fr"
XKBLAYOUT=$(echo $XKB |cut -d, -f1)
XKBVARIANT=$(echo $XKB |cut -d, -f2)
- XKBOPTIONS="compose:ralt"
+ if [ "$XKBLAYOUT" = "de" ]; then
+ # Germans use the AltGr key, so Scroll Lock will be their Compose Key:
+ XKBOPTIONS="compose:sclk"
+ else
+ XKBOPTIONS="compose:ralt"
+ fi
# Ensure that XKBLAYOUT gets a value; XKBVARIANT is allowed to be empty.
if [ -z "$XKBLAYOUT" ]; then
if [ -z "$KEYMAP" ]; then