first i thought "sk" is read from /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/
so i tried to use the other one, "sk_qwerty", but that
one is not working. i guess that is because "sk" seems
to be read from /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/pc/ instead, where
the "sk_qwerty" file is not present.
i have a couple of questions..
1. if files are used from pc/ why are there the others?
2. i would like to make changes to the "sk" file locally
so i can keep it between updates. but if i specify -I
it seems that setxkbmap expects everything in that
directory, do i have to mirror all of /etc/X11/xkb/ ?
3. as it is now, the "sk" file has some shortcomings.
for example there is no way to get an lacute and racute
into the input. if i bind them to some key, they work,
but it is not possible to get them with dead_acute.
these keys are normally not on a slovak keyboard and
are entered exactly using dead_acute... as the other
acute combinations are not listed anywhere i can find
them, i wonder where could i enable such combinations
as lacute and racute...
the other is probably a much bigger shortcoming. normally,
shift+dead_acute should produce dead_caron. so if one
wants to enter tcaron on a slovak keyboard, there are two ways:
a) press 5
b) shift+dead_acute and then press t
the second method is especially important because it is
a generic method to generate all and every acute/caron
combination, also with the capitals. now the only way
to generate Tcaron is press capslock and then 5.
4. if i can work out how to make a better layout file, how
do i send it upstream?