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Old 06-03-2006, 02:07 AM   #1
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Question way to switch keybaord layouts and languages

So far I have worked only with KDE, which has built-in support for multiple keyboard layouts (albeit somwhat primitve compared to windows): you just choose the layouts you want and use keyboard shortcuts or a small applet on the kde bar to switch between them as necessary.

I am now trying to figure out a way to make this work in Puppy Linux, which uses JWM.

To make it show non-lating fonts one only has to place the required fonts in its fonts directory.

But so far I failed to find a way to switch between keyboard layouts so that I can type non-lating and latin the way I can with KDE or in Windows.

Any advice?
Old 06-03-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Put following into your xorg.conf
Option  "XkbLayout" "us,de"
Option  "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
SHIFT+ALT will toggle keyboard layouts, US and DE in above example.

There are more ways to do it. Here is another.
Old 06-03-2006, 08:39 AM   #3
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Thank you very much!


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