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I am using us-dvorak on my Fedora installation, but I would like to use a dvorak which also contains danish letters.

I do have the file /usr/lib/kbd/keymaps/xkb/ but I don't know how to install it. I can do a setxkbmap dk and setxkbmap dvorak to change between danish and dvorak layout, but setxkbmap da-dvorak just gives me Error loading new keyboard description

I am using Kde, as my gui in case it matters.

I found the Solution: It turns out that the keyboard selector in kde don't allow you to modify all details of an already added keyboard. So the solution is to add a new keyboard which can then be configured with the right language/layout

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did you try this

same issue as you, just as we norwegians would say, "dra meg nå baklengs inni fuglekassa"

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Thanks. That link gave me a hint to really solve the problem. (Se my updated answer) – MTilsted Mar 26 '14 at 19:24
on ubuntu there is dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration, pretty sure fedora also has something simular – wiak May 9 '14 at 14:11

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