The us-jm keyboard layout for Xorg 7.xQ: What is the us-jm keyboard layout?
A: It's a (Linux) port of Jonas Martinsson keyboard layout.
The original Windows version (NT4/2K/XP/2K3) and a full description can be found here.
Q: How do I download it?
A: Download one of these files: us-jm.patch, us-jm.map, us-jm.xkm.
The patch is for root installation (site global) and the other can be used as a user.
Q: How do I install it?
A: I have some basic installation instructions for Ubuntu Linux which uses a
modern X.org 7.x. If you have XFree or an older version of X.org this will
probably not work.
Q: How can I toggle between us-jm and normal Swedish/US keyboard layout?
A: Use the following snippet:Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" # Same name as in Section "ServerLayout" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc104" # "pc105" for Swedish keyboards Option "XkbLayout" "us,se" Option "XKbVariant" "jm," Option "XkbOptions" "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" EndSectionYou will switch between us-jm and normal se layout using
shift+capslock and the screen lock led is used a state indicator.
Use egrep 'grp|grp_led' /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst
to see more possible ways to change layout and state indicators.
Installation (as root)If you have root privileges you can install the patch as follows:
patch -p0 < us-jm.patchThen you enable it as a variant of the us keyboard layout.
Just edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit in:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver "kbd" Option "CoreKeyboard" Option "XkbRules" "xorg" Option "XkbModel" "pc105" # Depends on keyboard hardware Option "XkbLayout" "us" Option "XKbVariant" "jm" EndSection
Installation (as user)The .xkm file is installed like:xkbcomp us-jm.xkm $DISPLAYand the .mod file is installed as:xmodmap us-jm.modIf you want to have us-jm mapping everytime you logon you need
to have the line above in some script, .xsession or equivalent.
Hacked us-jm for Vim!A "hacked" layout for us-jm due to Samuel "shardz" Baldwin:
The layout swaps Caps Lock and Escape on your keyboard. Perfect for Vim coding sessions!
How to install? Use keyboard variant jm-vim instead of jm in your xorg.conf.
Please send installation instructions for other mainstream systems.
patch last changed: 2008-07-27, 2008-03-24 and 2007-05-19