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ckbcomp(1)				   User Manuals 			       ckbcomp(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       ckbcomp [option ...] [layout [variant [option ...]]]

DESCRIPTION
       The  ckbcomp keymap compiler converts a description of an XKB keymap into a console keymap
       that can be read directly by loadkeys.

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

       -charmap  charmap
	      The encoding to use.  There should be an unicode	ACM  map  for  this  encoding  in
	      /usr/share/consoletrans.

       -Idir  Search  top-level directory dir for files included by the keymap description.  This
	      option may be used multiple times.  After all directories specified by  -I  options
	      have  been  searched,  /etc/console-setup/ckb, /usr/share/X11/xkb, /etc/X11/xkb and
	      /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb will be searched too.

       -v level
	      Set level of detail for listing.	level is 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.

XKB KEYBOARD DESCRIPTION
       The  keyboard layout, variant and options components can be also specified directly on the
       command line.  See the synopsis of the command.

       -symbols name
	      Specifies the symbols component name of the XKB keyboard description.

       -keycodes name
	      Specifies the keycodes component name of the XKB keyboard description.

       -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.

SEE ALSO
       xkbcomp(1)

AUTHOR
       Anton Zinoviev <anton@lml.bas.bg>, <zinoviev@debian.org>

console-setup				     MAY 2007				       ckbcomp(1)
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