Install on Linux

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First, backup some files. Run these commands:

cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/epo /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/epo.old
cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml.old

Open file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/epo and append the following text block at the end of the file

partial alphanumeric_keys
xkb_symbols "colemak_eo" {

  include "us(colemak)"

  name[Group1]= "Esperanto (Colemak)";

  key <AD01> {[ jcircumflex, Jcircumflex, q,            Q          ]};
  key <AD02> {[ scircumflex, Scircumflex, w,            W          ]};
  key <AD09> {[ ubreve,      Ubreve,      y,            Y          ]};
  key <AD11> {[ gcircumflex, Gcircumflex, bracketleft,  braceleft  ]};
  key <AD12> {[ hcircumflex, Hcircumflex, bracketright, braceright ]};
  key <AB02> {[ ccircumflex, Ccircumflex, x,            X          ]};

  include "level3(ralt_switch)"

Open file /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml and insert the following text block after the Esperanto (legacy) variant.

    <description>Esperanto (Colemak)</description>

Then add Esperanto (Colemak) via the settings of your desktop environment.


To uninstall undo everything you did or restore the old files:

mv /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/epo.old /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/epo
mv /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml.old /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev.xml


Uninstall the old version and install the new version.

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