Following my research, here is what we can say today about the status of the new raspberry Pi keyboard:In April 2019, France finally adopted a voluntary standard relating to the layout of digital or computer keyboards (AFNOR: NF Z71-300), proposing in practice two recommended layouts:
- improved AZERTY,
- BÉPO improved.
You can find these layouts documented in the presentation of the AFNOR:
 https://normalisation.afnor.org/wp-cont ... ier-en.pdf
Or on the new dedicated website:
If I compare to this standard the official keyboard Raspberry Pi in its so-called French variant, I see that only the <@ #> key has been implemented next to the improved AZERTY model, and that's it. And as I said in my first post, the engraved symbols do not match the expected keycode.
By consulting what the 'usb-devices' command reports, we can identify the manufacturer, Holtek (Vendor = 04d9), the model (ProdID = 0006) and the product (Product = RPI Wired Keyboard 2)
It seems that somebody have sent this manufacturer an intermediate implementation (former AZERTY standard plus the new key already mentioned).
In any case, I can understand the difficulty (recent publication of the standard) and apparently no pilot for these new layouts in GNU / Linux systems, as can You read it on the same site .
It could therefore be concluded with relative severity that the release of the French flavour was premature, and that it would have been interesting in terms of innovation to wait to take into account the new standard. If the actors involved in the Raspberry Pi Foundation read my message, I hope they will accept this criticism in order to soon propose a standard-compliant keyboard with NF Z71-300.
For my part, I will act, even if I am personally involved, so that we can soon propose an ad hoc driver for GNU / Linux systems and in particular Raspbian, according to the following approach:
- 1) Driver correcting the current layout of the Official Raspberry Pi keyboard (RPI Wired Keyboard 2, ID 04d9:0006)
- 2) Improved AZERTY driver to apply the NF Z71-300 standard, even if you want to stick labels ...
If after some further research I find that this work needs to be initiated, I will open a Github repository devoted to this purpose.
As far as concerns the variant BÉPO, I suppose that a community is already mobilized on the question ...
As before, I post this message on two forums, one French and the other associated with the Raspberry Pi Foundation so that all concerned people can keep informed.