Anyone working on XKB support for Wine (or any other Keyboard language detection enhancements)?

Shachar Shemesh shachar at
Fri Mar 23 15:06:07 CDT 2007

Hi all,

The current keyboard detection and setting code is based on the
traditional method of setting a keyboard in X11. It misdetects most any
language that carries a US keyboard as the first group. While major work
on other areas of Wine means that most programs today don't really care
about that, it still confuses the $*(!@#&$ out of Word. It also has some
pretty serious BiDi editing implications.

I'm looking into replacing that with code based on the XKB X11
extension, today supported with any quasi reasonable X server. This
should totally eliminate the guesswork done through keyboard change
detection in wine today.

The main question is this - is anyone today already working on this?


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