Hello Juan,

> On Oct 12, 2016, at 4:13 PM, Juan Manuel Guerrero <juan.guerr...@gmx.de> 
> wrote:
> I have installed 
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/distributions/1.2/previews/1.2-pre23/FD12CD.iso
> on a VMware virtual machine.  The host is linux.  The installation process 
> runs
> flawlessly so far.  But when finished and the machine is rebooted I end up 
> with
> an US keyboard layout although I have continuosly selected german as lenguage
> during the complete installation process.  I excpected the installation 
> program
> to be so smart that it concludes that if the user selects all the time certain
> language he wants later a keyboard layout correspondig to that language.
> Is this behaviour a bug or a feature?  My MS-DOS 6.2 installation program is
> capable to handle this installation issue without any problems.
> Regards,
> Juan M. Guerrero

Sorry, but...

It is neither a bug or a feature.

It only sets the users LANG and configured a language specific version of 
FreeCOM (if present). It does not set keyboard layouts.

The installer could configure the boot process to implement keyboard mapping 
without any difficulty. But, that is not the issue. 

Mostly, no information has been provided to me regarding keyboard layouts. 

Also, it is very possible that a user may prefer German, Spanish or other 
language. But, they may be using an English qwerty keyboard.  Or, Dvorak or 
French keyboard. Which one should be automatically set? Many Linux 
distributions offer a language selection then also ask which keyboard you have. 
Or at least they verify that they have guessed your keyboard by having you type 
in a box.

So, it is unlikely that that will make it into the version 1.2 release. If I 
were to receive the specific information for each of the major languages. AND, 
Jim gives it the Okay. I might be able to include that if time permits.


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