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Old 10-07-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Foreign language keyboards.


Are there any foreign language keyboards downloadable for Linux?
 
Old 10-07-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
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Keyboards are physical things and can't be downloaded (as of now). You can buy them at your local computer stores. If you mean keymaps, they should be in your Linux operating system already; you can get rid of them if you want, but oftenmost they're there so it's more convenient for those people who have foreign keyboard layouts.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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I appreciate your reply, but was that pedantic tone necessary? I am fully aware of what a keyboard is.
 
Old 10-07-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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No, not necessary, but it's nicer to read if it doesn't always sound like a law text. Actually if you had written a little more than one-liner, I might have been forced not to sound anything but official.

What did you actually mean by "downloading keyboards", keyboard layouts or what? An example maybe? I'm fairly sure whatever it actually is, it's possible, but to be precice, you need to be too
 
Old 10-07-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Different keymaps are already part of X.org.

Just load a different one with "setxkbmap <countrycode>".
 
Old 10-09-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks, Su-shee. Much appreciated.
 
Old 10-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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Err, and if you try something like ar or ru and this is not your native tongue, you better make sure to have command line in the buffer to set back to your usal setting.

"Been there, done that...restarted X..."
 
Old 10-10-2007, 03:42 PM   #8
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Coincidentally (I see your location is Berlin) the language in question is German. Can't use words like zufaellig, no umlauts. I shall be postponing any further installations until I upgrade to Opensuse 10.3 later this week.
 
Old 10-10-2007, 04:54 PM   #9
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If you use Unicode, you can just input them as "code points" in _any_ Gtk/Pango-based application by pressing ctrl-shift u<codepoint>.

The nice GUI tool "gucharmap" will show you the code points. (I don't know them, I know only the french accents, because that's what I sometimes need.. )
 
  


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