Remapping keys for azerty keyboard in Linux

I learned to type on a french keyboard (azerty) and that’s kind of the muscle memory that I have. Now that I live in the US I have to remap my keyboard and it’s mostly ok but for the < and > signs, on a Macbook it’s kind of ok as it’s located on the key before number 1, but on Linux PC it’s kind of hard it’s a combinaison of Level3 (AltGr) + x or z (depending on the desired key).

It’s not super easy to type so I decided to remap the tilde key that I don’t have a use for (because tilde is actually somewhere else in the french keymap).

To to so, it’s a bit hacky, I’m creating a new rule file called in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev2 with the following content: ```! option = symbols frenchonenglish:lessergreater = +lessandgreater(lessergreater) ! include /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/evdev

And a symbol file `/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/lessandgreater` with the following content:

xkb_symbols “lessergreater” { key { [ less, greater ] }; include "level3(ralt_switch)" };

Finally I'm setting a new xkb option to use my new `frenchonenglish:lessergreater` rule using `dconf`:

dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/input-sources/xkb-options “[‘caps:escape’, ‘lv3:rwin_switch’, ‘frenchonenglish:lessergreater’]” ```