[Mageia-dev] [soft-commits] [4436] german keyboard: default to variant with enabled deadkeys instead of "nodeadkeys variant" ( mga#3791)

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 02:51:26 CEST 2012

On 10 May 2012 00:21, Christian Lohmaier <lohmaier+mageia at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> german keyboard: default to variant with enabled deadkeys instead
>>> of"nodeadkeys variant"  (mga#3791)
>> Oups, why that?
>> As far as I'm concerned no deadkeys is the default for German users and
>> that's good!
>> Any reasons for this change?
> Call it "Competitive analysis" if you want. Keyboards comes with those
> little keys that are meant to produce accented characters in
> combination with regular letters, and this how it works on Windows,
> the platform most users will migrate from, and also on Mac OS X.
> Regular users don't have any use of stand-alone-accent-characters. And
> even with deadkeys it is easy to produce the standalone accent by just
> pressing the key twice (so you can get backticks easily).
> If you're a programmer and are using a nodeadkeys variant for that
> reason, you're not the target population of a suggested default. (If
> you know what is meant with "deadkeys" and "nodeadkeys", you're not in
> target of that dialog, and have the knowledge to not accept the
> default, but choose the nodeadkeys variant that is listed right next
> to the regular variant).
> The variant with deadkeys is called "German" without any addition for
> a reason. If nodeadkeys were the expected/more common choice, then it
> would be "German (international)" or "German (deadkeys)", like it is
> the case for the US-variants.

So Olivier, do you agree with that change or not?

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