clean up README
Add element and subset signs
Nor(wegian|dic) + United States. Made with scandinavian keyboards in mind. Uses both Shift and AltGr to shift keys.
# cp nous /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols $ setxkbmap nous
For a permanent setup:
# linux: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf # openbsd: /usr/X11R6/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf # make the XkbOptions field empty if you don't want to swap those! Section "InputClass" Identifier "system-keyboard" MatchIsKeyboard "on" Option "XkbLayout" "nous" Option "XkbModel" "pc102" Option "XkbOptions" "altwin:swap_lalt_lwin" EndSection
I run artix and package nous for myself. You can use my repo if you decide you trust me here, or build it yourself by running
makepkg -i in that repo.
nous is for the layout file,
switchlayout is for the tty layout as described below.
Sort of unrelated but in case you also have trouble. I added a new input method. I searched for "nous" and selected "Keyboard - English (US)". I think it's conincidental it shows up. Move it to the top of the list, then Addons -> (Advanced) -> X Keyboard Integration -> (Configure) -> (Untick) Allow to Override System XKB Settings. Then restart and AltGr combos should now work, even with Japanese or whatever you may use! This also prevents fcitx from screwing up my capslock, escape and tab rebinds.
The switch.map can be used to switch tab with escape and control with capslock. It does not implement the rest of nous. It was edited from
/usr/share/keymaps/xkb/us.map.gz on an alpine system.
kbd is a requirement. Apparently keycodes can vary by system. If it doesn't work make your own by using
showkey to find the codes. Install:
gzip -k switch.map && cp switch.map.gz /usr/share/keymaps/xkb/ && loadkeys switch. Load automatically on login:
# .profile loadkeys switch
As you can see it also has some mathematical symbols, too.
NOTE: AltGr+5 gives ‰ (per mille / promille), it is shortened to ... in the image.