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Old 10-26-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
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Question multilingual keyboard input support?

Is there any way to configure two keyboard layouts (US and European) and be able to switch between them without editing the Xfree86 config and rebooting? I really only need european keyboard layout in open office, but it's probably just as easy to set it up for the whole system. I know you can do this in Windows XP, but linux is as good or better at doing things windows does, so i'm sure there must be a way to do it, i just haven't found it. Thanks, i'm using Debian and the 2.6.7 kernel.
Old 10-26-2004, 12:51 PM   #2
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multilingual keyboard input support?


If you're using KDE it is really easy. The good news is you don't have to play around with the XF86Config file.

Go the KDE Control Centre, select Regional & Accessibility from the tree menu at the left and select "Keyboard Layout". Select "Enable Keyboard Layouts" at the top left of the screen and then select your keyboard(s) from the list.

Whenever you log into KDE there will be a very handy keyboard switch button on the toolbar at the bottom right-hand side of the screen next to the clock...


Old 10-26-2004, 01:07 PM   #3
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Thanks alot, you're a life saver, now i can write my 50 page project properly :P. I'm eternally grateful.


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