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Old 02-22-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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Question How to see a keyboard layout preview on linux?


Hi,

Like title says, how to see a keyboard layout preview on linux? like this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-preview.html

Anyone know how? or a program? I use KDE and Slackware.

Cheers,
John
 
Old 02-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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This: http://www.ghacks.net/2011/09/29/how...ges-to-ubuntu/

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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In Gnome2, the panel keyboard indicator has a preview option if you right click on it, but what KDE does I don't know. A quick search on the internet shows that no-one else seems to know either!

You could just look at the driver: e.g. /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gb or whatever (although Slackware probably puts them somewhere else).
 
Old 02-24-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply guys, I know I can view the driver, but I want to see on some GUI hahaha Hey may be is out of topic but this kind of program reads the file and then show on the preview window?

Later I will try to install that gnome program for the keyboard layout, if don't need a bunch of deps.

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John
 
Old 03-04-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Hi!

Well I know now, where is easy... on Panel tool box (KDE4), look for widget and write layout.

The curious thing was I was not looking haha only for chance.

Regards,

John

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #6
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The preview thing what I was looking for, I think only works on KDE 4.7+ someone can confirm this?

Right now I have KDE 4.5.5 and I not see the preview layout like before....

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Old 03-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Gnome have its won tool for it, "gnome-keyboard-properties" and then under the layout tab select the keyboard set that you want to see(if you have more than one) and then you will have the option(button) show.

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:18 AM   #8
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Nice layout in Gnome

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Hi,

Like title says, how to see a keyboard layout preview on linux? like this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-preview.html

Anyone know how? or a program? I use KDE and Slackware.

Cheers,
John
Hi John,

I tried to locate this as well in KDE (Kubuntu) but that option seems not to be there. In Ubuntu with Gnome-session-fallback, that I prefer to use, this option is available out of the box. Click keyboard icon in panel > Show layout. Then the layout is there in full view and can be left open for reference viewing when needed.
Cheers,
Pjotr
 
  


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