CKBCOMP(1)                         Console-setup User's Manual                         CKBCOMP(1)

       ckbcomp  - compile a XKB keyboard description to a keymap suitable for loadkeys or kbdcon‐


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

       On  its  standard output ckbcomp dumps the generated keyboard definition.  The most impor‐
       tant 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.

   General options
              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 fol‐
              lowing 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.

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

              Generate a keymap for FreeBSD.

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

   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.


       If  the  option  -freebsd is used together with -backspace del, then the key  will
       generate the special code fkey70.  It is your responsibility to assign the appropriate se‐
       quence to this special  code by using the following command:

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

       keyboard(5), setxkbmap(1)

console-setup                               2011-03-17                                 CKBCOMP(1)


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