RiK0 Tech Temple Computing, Maths, Science [from Enrico Franchi] XKeyCaps: a graphical front-end to xmodmap. It displays a keyboard and lets you remap keys using dialog boxes, rather than having to learn the arcane syntax used by the xmodmap command. freshmeat.net/projects/xkeycaps. xkb: the standard X keyboard tool. www.xfree86.org/downloads.html. kxkb: the keyboard-switcher in KDE (part of the kdebase package)
To see a variety of language maps (symbols), look in the file symbols.dir in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb directory. Some X Window managers override .Xmodmap setting. If .Xmodmap isn't read by X automatically after starting the X Window System, a good way is to force the system to read it from your root (home) directory.