Add modified german keyboard layout for programming to reduce RSI

Bug #1787354 reported by Rene Schickbauer
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Bug Description

I'm a software developer writing quite a lot of code.

The way the german keybooard is layed out, some essential keys like brackets and backslash are very awkward to type (right hand holding Alt-GR in bottom row and pressing the key right of the 0-key in top row to get a backslash).

After years of doing this, i started to suffer from RSI (repetitive strain injury).

I'm attaching a patch for an additional keyboard layout that puts all those hard to reach one-handed brackets, braces and backslash on the Umlaut keys. The Umlauts are still available in their normal place through Alt-GR for occasional use, but i mostly use Scroll-Lock to switch to an unmodified no-deadkeys layout when typing german text.

I have been using this layout now for 3 years, and it has greatly reduced suffering, while still enabling me to do my job.

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Rene Schickbauer (rene-schickbauer) wrote :
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Rene Schickbauer (rene-schickbauer) wrote :

Patch for evdev.xml

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Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot (crichton) wrote :

The attachment "Patch for german keyboard layout file" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

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