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khorram 03-17-2017 03:49 PM

multilingual keyboard software needed
 
hi guys i am new here.
i am using ant-ix Linux
the OS does not have on-screen keyboard
can anyone suggest me a on-screen keyboard that is multilingual?

thank you.

pan64 03-18-2017 09:32 AM

I think all the linux desktops are multilingual. You need to install all the languages you need and you can switch. This is configurable. If you need more help please tell us what desktop you have and which languages do you need.

khorram 03-18-2017 10:06 AM

i am running antix-linux 32 bit

i need arabic layout of the on-screen keyboard.

Shadow_7 03-18-2017 10:26 AM

It probably inherits that from the keyboard and locale of the system. For deb based distros you might try:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales

But it depends on what it uses for the graphical side of that keyboard. Do you know the name of the program that provides the on screen keyboard?

hydrurga 03-18-2017 10:33 AM

Onboard is a useful virtual keyboard. It will display the keyboard of whichever input keyboard layout you have currently set as active in Linux.

If you desire, you can set multiple keyboard layouts through your system settings, and then switch between these using a switcher on your system panel - onboard picks up the changes straight away.

The details of how to add keyboard layouts and system panel switches varies depending on which desktop environment you are using.

pan64 03-18-2017 11:48 AM

so the next step is to tell us: which desktop environment you are using.

DavidMcCann 03-18-2017 12:03 PM

I assume that you mean that you need to see the Arabic layout because it's not on the computer's keyboard and you can't always remember it. As other people have said, if you have a keyboard switcher on the panel, it will
> show which script you are using
> change keyboards when you left-click on it
> give you the option of displaying the current layout on the screen when you right-click on it

Not all user interfaces have this available. AntiX usually comes with Icewm or JWM and I can't remember either having one. If you use Xfce, which is available for AntiX, that definitely does have one.

If you don't want to change GUIs, then another idea would be to save one of the images from here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_keyboard
Then you could display it on-screen with a picture viewer and keep it there all the time.

On the other hand, an on-screen keyboard can mean a display that you can use pick the letters with the mouse instead of typing. If you meant that, then there is this one wich you can install (use the instruction they give for Debian)
http://xmodulo.com/onscreen-virtual-keyboard-linux.html

anticapitalista 03-18-2017 12:05 PM

antiX does not use a desktop environment. Default is IceWM. You can set up a keyboard layout switcher.


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