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Non-US keyboard?

Posted by Ean 
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Non-US keyboard?
May 03, 2013 03:45AM
I live in Sweden and use a Swedish keyboard. How do I get Elive to understand this? This is vital to my being able to use Elive at all.

All "special" characters (e.g. !"#¤%&/=?+`´-_*^¨~ etc.) are under different keys on a Swedish keyboard than they are under the default US keymap. This made the installation process unnecessarily difficult (try to pay with PayPal when you can't provide your email address [since you can't find the @ sign key] and can't provide your password [since you can't find the "special" characters you need]).

If I may make a suggestion, I would suggest that the installer would allow the user to choose keyboard layout as the very first step of the installation process, the way the Debian installer does. Not everybody lives in the US.

I have tried everything I can think of. There is no application to change the keymap that I can find. I assume that the keymap Elive uses can be changed by a simple command in the terminal, but I don't know the correct command and none of my guesses have produced anything.

Thank you.