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Have a look at websvn to see if your keyboard is in this list, with the extension .keyboard. If so, you'll need to port it to the .keyboard.xml version. Read on, and I'll explain how to do that.

Download Old Version

  • Download the .keyboard file from the link above.
  • Open KTouch and go to the File -> Edit Keyboard Layout... menu. You'll get a dialog.
  • Choose here Open a Keyboard File and browse to find the .keyboard file you downloaded; click Ok.

Using the Keyboard Editor

The old keyboard file is loaded in the keyboard editor and all you need now to do is check if the layout is correct. You might need to add some characters on some keys.

The KTouch Keyboard Editor first lists the Keyboard Identification Data which is the name of the keyboard file. The title is the name that will show in the menu and will be translated. The keyboard itself is drawn at the bottom and you need to click on the keys you want to modify to enable the Key Property section. Each key has four parts: top left, bottom left, top right and bottom right. Add the letter or characters that would fit there.

On the top right section of the dialog you can save your keyboard and it'll get the .keyboard.xml extension.

Share You Keyboard Layout

You can then send it to the kde-edu mailing so it'll get included in the next KTouch release!

This page was last edited on 7 February 2011, at 11:07. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.