Comment 10 for bug 348364

No, if you set a keymap, QEMU will always use that keymap. The raw scancode VNC extension is only activated if no keymap is specified. So I'd recommend that virt-install never set a keymap, unless the user explicitly asks for one with "--keymap fr". For virt-manager we should probably have a globall preference available, which defaults to no keymap at all, but which lets the user override to an explicit one if desired (eg, so it works with VNC clients not supporting the extension)