SOLVED! install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

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SOLVED! install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby ccc on Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:36 pm

hi

Howto install other keyboard layouts in LXDE, so I can change to each country, that I want?
BTW I need for sure US, DE and CH layout.
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby seppalta on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:50 pm

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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby ccc on Sat May 19, 2012 11:30 am

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To add the functionality of multiple keyboards, first add (as root) to the autostart file (see Section 16) your language choices, for example, for US and French, add
   @setxkbmap -layout "us,fr" .

Thx a lot, but should I add this entry:
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 @setxkbmap -layout "us,de,ch"
in /etc/xdg/lxsession/lubuntu/autostart and that's it?
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby seppalta on Sat May 19, 2012 12:18 pm

"To finalize the procedure, right click a panel (taskbar) and add Keyboard Layout Switcher (see Section 4). The flag of the default keyboard country will appear on the panel. When clicked the keyboard will change and the icon should display a new flag."
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby goetzkluge on Thu May 24, 2012 6:06 am

ccc wrote:
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To add the functionality of multiple keyboards, first add (as root) to the autostart file (see Section 16) your language choices, for example, for US and French, add
   @setxkbmap -layout "us,fr" .

Thx a lot, but should I add this entry:
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 @setxkbmap -layout "us,de,ch"
in /etc/xdg/lxsession/lubuntu/autostart and that's it?


Thank you. That helped me to enable in LXDE switching between
- us
- us intl
- de
.

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@setxkbmap -layout "us,us,de" -variant ",altgr-intl,"
in /etc/xdg/lxsession/Mint-LXDE/autoconf works (Mint LXDE 12).

(In the task bar, the keyboard switcher display unfortunately doesn't indicate the difference between us and us-intl, but that is a minor issue.)
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby Mihujoy on Fri May 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Hello, I have done the same but it seems each time I so a restart it has only US keyboard. Is there something else I need to do?
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby goetzkluge on Sat May 26, 2012 5:39 am

Mihujoy wrote:Hello, I have done the same but it seems each time I so a restart it has only US keyboard. Is there something else I need to do?


After it worked initially, I now have the same problem as described by you.
There seem to be many places where keyboard settings are made by different applications.


Best regards frrom Munich
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Re: install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby ccc on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:36 am

I changed in /etc/default/keyboard:
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# KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE

# Consult the keyboard(5) manual page.

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="us,de,ch"
XKBVARIANT="nodeadkeys"
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"
and now it seems to work.
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倉頡/注音鍵盤 (Keyboard (Taiwan))

Postby goetzkluge on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:50 pm

Thank you, ccc: I'll try that out. Strangely presently my choices (US-English, US-English international, German) sometimes worke and sometimes don't work than it's (US-English, US-English, German). There also may be a conflict with SCIM (Chinese for my wife, Japanese for me). And there surely will be a conlict with IBUS and GCIN (yet not as good as SCIM, but SCIM hasn't upstrem support anymore). As I have no time for experiments, I use the German keyboard for German and probably later will try out Mageia and check, whether they continue the excellent multi language support which their "ancestors" had in the past.

My preferred keyboard has a Chinese (Taiwan) keyboard layout, a US keyboard with Zhuyin, Cangjie and Dayi key labels (倉頡/注音鍵盤).
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Re: SOLVED! install other keyboard layouts in LXDE

Postby ccc on Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:06 pm

Which layout can I use for british keyboard in LXDE?

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cat /etc/default/keyboards:

XKBMODEL="pc105"
XKBLAYOUT="gb"
XKBVARIANT="nodeadkeys"
XKBOPTIONS=""

BACKSPACE="guess"


If I use Keyboard Layout Switcher with gb then I don't get british image displayed.

In /usr/share/lxpanel/images/xkb-flags gb.png doesn't exist, I have only uk.png.
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