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AIX Keyboard Layout

Unread postby uunix » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:05 am

So I am attempting to change the keyboard layout to a GB UK Keyboard, so that I get a pound (currency) as shift+3 = £

Using SMIT
System Management - System Environments - Manage Language Environment - Change/Show primary Language Environment.

Change/Show Cultural Convention, Language, Or Keyboard

The are 5 options to change:
Primary CULTURAL convention : UTF-8 English (Great Britain) [EN_GB]
Primary LANGUAGE translation: ISO8859-1 English (United States) [en_US]
Primary KEYBOARD: UTF-8 English (UK) Default. The 8 Key has an * on it. [EN_GB]
INPUT device/directory for software: /dev/cd0
EXTEND file systems if space needed?: yes

OK so ignoring the last two, the second one has no options for anything UK. So I would think this is all OK, yet It still has incorrect key settings.
Shift + 3 = #

I did think maybe it would only apply to new user accounts, but I have tested this and it doesn't.

Does anyone know what I am missing?
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Re: AIX Keyboard Layout

Unread postby TruHobbyist » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:10 am

Had the same problem on HP-UX with their non PC-compatible Visualizes:

Use xmodmap and xev interactively to test for the desired effect and then add the corresponding command to a global or user defined startup file (I use .cshrc).

Basically you would lookup the keycode generated by your keyboards Shift + 3 (xev and -pk flag for xmodmap) and assign it to the desired symbol in the startup file (xmodmap keycode Number = KeySymbolName...).

Some more info:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgece ... modmap.htm

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Re: AIX Keyboard Layout

Unread postby uunix » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks for the link Tru.. what a bummer that it just does not work out the tin.. I mean it's not like the UK has a small IBM user base!!
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