New standard French AZERTY layout
The French agency for normalization (AFNOR) has (finally?) come up with a standardized AZERTY layout, after a couple of years of research. References and related work can be found here (in French): http://norme-azerty.fr/ and there are also a couple of press releases in English:
- by Aalto university, who collaborated on defining the layout
- on motherboard.vice
- on BBC World Service's The Newsroom (audio, at 19:09-21:00)
This merge request adds the new layout to the list of French layouts.
A couple of remarks:
- I have named the layout afnor. It is the only one to be normalized so this should be fine, however if someone has a better or more mnemonic name, I welcome any suggestion.
- A dead key is proposed for "European symbols" (
ªəƏþÞıİºſðÐƞȠĳĲ), which does not exist in xkb as far as I can tell. This key is thus still missing from the proposed keyboard layout. Should I propose a new dead key (similarly to the greek dead key, also in use in this keyboard)? Or is there another preferred way to go about this?