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[How To] Keyboard Physical AZERTY

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By Meelouw, Senior Member on 15th February 2012, 09:59 PM
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Hi !

i have modified Generic.kcm and Generic.kl to have my physical keyboard like a azerty and no qwerty.


Don't forget to modified your build.prop if you have a problem. I am not responsable if you brick your tablet S.

Delete ".txt" of the two files

Push "Generic.kcm" to /system/usr/keychars with permissions : Read for all and write for Owner.

Push "Generic.kl" to /system/usr/keylayout with same permissions

Reboot system and it's done

Enjoy !
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9th March 2012, 11:30 PM |#2  
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Hello Meelouw,

I tried on a Galaxy Note, Android 2.3.6, with a 'generic' KeySonic bluetooth keyboard+mouse from the 'Surcouf' area ...

Does not work for me; Kbd stays 'QWERTY'

I have pushed your two files 'as is' in their respective directory (note that they were not there before) :

# ls -l /system/usr/keychars
ls -l /system/usr/keychars
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 Broadcom_Bluetooth_HID.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 Vendor_04E8_Product_7021.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 qwerty.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 qwerty2.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_e-pen.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_jack.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_key.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 896 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_touchkey.kcm.bin
-rw-r--r-- root root 17996 2011-05-15 00:15 Generic.kcm
# ls -l /system/usr/keylayout
ls -l /system/usr/keylayout
-rw-r--r-- root root 349 2011-11-11 07:04 AVRCP.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 2043 2011-11-11 07:04 Broadcom_Bluetooth_HID.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 2375 2011-11-11 07:04 Vendor_04E8_Product_7021.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 1834 2011-11-11 07:04 qwerty.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 117 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_e-pen.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 166 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_jack.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 328 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_key.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 44 2011-11-11 07:04 sec_touchkey.kl
-rw-r--r-- root root 8038 2011-05-14 23:48 Generic.kl

Looks like my Android and yours do not use the same default files for the keyboard.

Were your generic.kl/kcm files in QWERTY before you changed them ?

If yes, I should probably rename them to 'qwerty.kl/kcm', which seem to be my default files.

Or maybe should I find a way to compile Generic.kcm to obtain Generic.kcm.bin ?

If you have the answer ...

In any case, thanks for the job.
12th March 2012, 06:58 PM |#3  
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si j'ai bien compris, en mettant mes fichiers ça ne change rien ?

alors je sais qu'ils marchent sur une Xoom, sur un Gn (moi qui ai testé) et la tablet S donc je sais pas si c'est à partir de 3.0 car je n'ai pas les mêmes fichiers que toi.

De mémoire j'ai Generic.kcm qwerty.kcm qwerty2.kcm tuna-gpio-keypad.kcm virtual.kcm dans keychars et Generic.kl qwerty.kl tuna-gpio-keypad.kl et d'autre dans keylayout

donc à voir si ton clavier bluetooth se fait pas "diriger" par un autre fichier, peut être par le brodcom-bluetooth ? en tout cas non il faut pas les mettre en .bin, même pour les modifier, personnellement je modifie sans toucher l'extension du fichier avec notepad++
7th May 2012, 07:40 PM |#4  
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Une application fait ça très bien External Keyboard Helper Demo" sur le Google Play ! elle gère les différents types de langages pour les claviers périphériques.
Du moins pour moi ça fonctionne très bien sur mon netbook avec Androidx86
16th October 2012, 10:45 PM |#5  
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English please!, its in the rules

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1st November 2012, 06:48 PM |#6  
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the App "External Keyboard Helper Pro" help you Find on Google Market or Aptoide (non Root permissions!)
18th March 2014, 10:57 PM |#7  
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This fix works for BlueStacks App Player.. Sorry off-topic, but confirmed, works!
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