Swedish keyboard?
April 25, 2013 02:40AM
I live in Sweden and use a Swedish keyboard. How do I get Elive to understand this? (Just to be clear: I only want to change the keyboard layout to Swedish -- I prefer English for the system and applications).

I have been at this now all day, and I have tried everything I can think of. There is no application to change the keymap that I can find. Using Synaptic I downloaded and "installed" one called Keymapper. Althought Synaptic claimed that it was installed, Keymapper does not appear in any menu, and is not recognized in the terminal.

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 any "special" characters]).

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. Not everybody lives in the US.

Thank you.