I started this blog because I wanted to keep track of notes and configuration settings in a way that was more persistent and trustworthy than a piece of paper or a file somewhere on a local drive. A good example is the settings for a Japanese keyboard under X.
Unfortunately, I was always about 10 percent wrong on those settings, and I finally, this morning, came up with the options that get all the keys working properly. It might sound odd that I’ve been using Japanese key configurations for a year and a half and sometimes they’re not quite right, but the odd keys that don’t come into play … never really come into play.
But this is 100 percent correct, as far as I can tell, and so I put it here to preserve it into the future.
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "jp106"
Option "XkbLayout" "jp"
Option "XkbVariant" ""
I think that’s correct. Or at least now those one or two odd keys (like the right curly bracket) that weren’t quite right … are.
P.S.: Sorry if this is boring. I’ll try to have something more spicy to tell in a day or so.