ckbcomp

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NAME
       ckbcomp  -  compile a XKB keyboard description to a keymap suitable for
       loadkeys or kbdcontrol

SYNOPSIS
       ckbcomp [OPTION...] [XKBLAYOUT [XKBVARIANT [XKBOPTIONS]...]]

DESCRIPTION
       The ckbcomp keymap compiler converts a description of an  XKB  keyboard
       layout  into  a console keymap that can be read directly by loadkeys(1)
       or kbdcontrol(1).

       On its standard output ckbcomp dumps the generated keyboard definition.
       The most important difference between the arguments of setxkbmap(1) and
       the arguments of ckbcomp is the additional parameter -charmap when non-
       Unicode keyboard map is wanted.  Without -charmap ckbcomp will generate
       Unicode keyboard.

OPTIONS
   General options
       -?,-help
              Print a usage message and exit.

       -charmap charmap
              The encoding to use for the output keymap.  There should  be  an
              character    mapping    table    defining   this   encoding   in
              /usr/share/consoletrans.  Definitions of the following  charmaps
              are  provided:  ARMSCII-8,  CP1251,  CP1255,  CP1256,  GEORGIAN-
              ACADEMY,   GEORGIAN-PS,   IBM1133,    ISIRI-3342,    ISO-8859-1,
              ISO-8859-2,   ISO-8859-3,  ISO-8859-4,  ISO-8859-5,  ISO-8859-6,
              ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8,  ISO-8859-9,  ISO-8859-10,  ISO-8859-11,
              ISO-8859-13,   ISO-8859-14,  ISO-8859-15,  ISO-8859-16,  KOI8-R,
              KOI8-U, TIS-620 and VISCII.

       -Idir  Look in the top-level directory dir for files  included  by  the
              keymap description.  This option may be used multiple times.  If
              a file can not be found in any of the specified directories,  it
              will  be searched also in some other standard locations, such as
              /etc/console-setup/ckb, /usr/share/X11/xkb and /etc/X11/xkb

       -v level
              Set level of detail for listing.  The argument level must  be  a
              number from 1 to 10.

       -compact
              Generate  a  compact  keymap with at most two xkb groups and two
              levels in each or only one xkb-group and up to four levels.

       -freebsd
              Generate a keymap for FreeBSD.

       -backspace [bs|del]
              Specifies the behaviour of the <BackSpace>  and  <Delete>  keys.
              Value  bs specifies VT100-conformant behaviour: <BackSpace> will
              generate ^H (ASCII BS) and <Delete>  will  generate  ^?   (ASCII
              DEL).     Value   del   specifies   VT220-conformant   behavior:
              <BackSpace> will generate ^?  (ASCII DEL) and <Delete> will gen-
              erate a special function sequence.

   XKB Keyboard Description
       The  keyboard layout, variant and options components can be also speci-
       fied directly on the command line.  See the synopsis of the command.

       -symbols name
              Specifies the symbols component name of  the  XKB  keyboard  de-
              scription.

       -keycodes name
              Specifies  the  keycodes  component name of the XKB keyboard de-
              scription.

       -rules name
              The name of the rules file to use.

       -model name
              Specifies the keyboard model used to choose the component names.

       -layout name
              Specifies the layout used to choose the component names.

       -variant name
              Specifies the layout variant used to choose the component names.

       -option name
              Adds an option used to choose component names.

FILES
       /usr/share/consoletrans
       /etc/console-setup/ckb
       /usr/share/X11/xkb
       /etc/X11/xkb

NOTES
       If the option -freebsd is used together with -backspace del,  then  the
       key <Delete> will generate the special code fkey70.  It is your respon-
       sibility to assign the appropriate sequence to this  special   code  by
       using the following command:

           kbdcontrol -f 70 "`printf '\033[3~'`"

SEE ALSO
       keyboard(5), setxkbmap(1)

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