I'm a non-native english speaker and need a second language layout. And I'm a heavy Vim user, and use
: much more often than
;. At the moment they are remapped in
.vimrc, buth that causes confusion when I'm in console (and everywhere else), so I decided to remap them directly in
.xinitrc (I know I can put it in
The following works fine:
setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option grp:toggle # change layout with AltGr xmodmap -e "keycode 47 = colon semicolon" # remap : and ;
except that that key only works in
us layout. If I switch to
ru it does absolutely nothing, not even [semi]colon (expected it to print 'ж' and 'Ж').
I know xmodmap is responsible for translation KEYCODE to a KEYSYM, and I'm messing that up, but I would at least expect it to print capital letter instead of lowercase and vice versa.
Is there something I'm doing completely wrong or am I just missing something?
Linux version 3.10.3-1-ARCH