Originally Posted by pethead
Even MS-DOS has a hotkey to switch between languages. But Linux console hasn't?
May be hotkey is right Ctrl-Alt?
The closest thing I can think of is adding loadkeys to sudoers and creating aliases, but note that the language will change for all users when you use loadkeys.
alias q="sudo loadkeys qwerty"
alias d="sudo loadkeys dvorak"
Or you can use "su -c 'loadkeys ...'", but that will prompt for the root password.
In X you use setxkbmap