You know how [in 1991] you wrote XKeyCaps and saved a generation of caps-control switchers from the horrors of xmodmap? And you know how you let XKeyCaps die, partly on account of the fact that Gnome's keyboard preferences dingus had a convenient option for this very thing?
Guess what Gnome did away with?
No reason given, if ever there was one, and -- of course -- the bug report has been WON'T FIXED.
Just thought you'd be amused that in this, the Year of Our Lord 2014, it is once again considered perfectly reasonable to make people use xmodmap.
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