> Many thanks for this recipe.
> For the moment, though, I am going to stick with my
> cp /sys/lib/kbmap/uk /dev/kbmap in my profile
>
> Unless there is a good reason why I shouldn't....?


as long as you're happy with it, and don't mind the gotcha,
i don't see that it would be a problem.

but there are 7 characters i know aren't in your password.
and if i got out a uk keyboard, i'd know 7 more. :-)

i do add some characters to my keyboard map with my
profile, but these are for convience, not to fix broken
mappings. i map the otherwise-unused f keys to some
common unicode unicode characters.

- erik