compile a XKB keyboard description to a keymap suitable for loadkeys or kbdcontrol
ckbcomp [OPTION...] [XKBLAYOUT [XKBVARIANT [XKBOPTIONS]...]]
The ckbcomp keymap compiler converts a description of an XKB keyboard layout into a console keymap that can be read directly by loadkeys(1) or kbdcontrol(1). On its standard output ckbcomp dumps the generated keyboard definition. The most important difference between the arguments of setxkbmap(1) and the arguments of ckbcomp is the additional parameter -charmap when non- Unicode keyboard map is wanted. Without -charmap ckbcomp will generate Unicode keyboard.
Print a usage message and exit.
The encoding to use for the output keymap. There should be an
character mapping table defining this encoding in
/usr/share/consoletrans. Definitions of the following charmaps
are provided: ARMSCII-8, CP1251, CP1255, CP1256, GEORGIAN-
ACADEMY, GEORGIAN-PS, IBM1133, ISIRI-3342, ISO-8859-1,
ISO-8859-2, ISO-8859-3, ISO-8859-4, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-6,
ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, ISO-8859-9, ISO-8859-10, ISO-8859-11,
ISO-8859-13, ISO-8859-14, ISO-8859-15, ISO-8859-16, KOI8-R,
KOI8-U, TIS-620 and VISCII.
-Idir Look in the top-level directory dir for files included by the
keymap description. This option may be used multiple times. If
a file can not be found in any of the specified directories, it
will be searched also in some other standard locations, such as
/etc/console-setup/ckb, /usr/share/X11/xkb and /etc/X11/xkb
Set level of detail for listing. The argument level must be a
number from 1 to 10.
Generate a compact keymap with at most two xkb groups and two
levels in each or only one xkb-group and up to four levels.
Generate a keymap for FreeBSD.
Specifies the behaviour of the
/usr/share/consoletrans /etc/console-setup/ckb /usr/share/X11/xkb /etc/X11/xkb
If the option -freebsd is used together with -backspace del, then the