Thanks for the help so far on finding a keyboard switcher/indicator; I am
still having no luck, but I thought I'd report my rather interesting
findings. I tried scim, and also uim, both of which are able to modify the
keyboard input method just fine, but don't offer simple layout switching (in
short, I can use them to input complex characters like IPA, Japanese, etc,
but they don't allow me to use the french or icelandic layout that any
standard keyboard switcher allows, so they're not useful for me by
themselves). I've tried a half-dozen other keyboard indicators, none of
which seem to work. The interesting thing is that in GNOME, any and all
keyboard indicators work fine--xxkb, kkbswitch, whatever--, but not in e17.
They simply don't change the keyboard layout from e17. In gnome, all
indicators/switchers show all of my configured keyboard layouts
(FR,US,IS,EL), but in e no layouts are shown and now switching is available.
Any clue as to why this funny behavior might exist?
2008/11/18 Jackson <jackson@...>
> I'm afraid that the xkeycaps tool isn't much help. I simply need a way to
> switch between multiple keyboard layouts. I am already able to touch-type
> on my keyboard using the layouts mentioned above (us,fr,is,el), so I don't
> need anything visual or any re-mapping tool, I just need a working
> replacement for the e17 language module.
> thanks though,
> 2008/11/18 Geoffrey <lists@...>
> Jackson wrote:
>> > Anyone else know of any good keyboard indicators / keyboard switchers?
>> > language module was working fine for me until I upgraded to ubuntu
>> > ibex (with a new version of Xorg); I've tried xxkb, and it didn't
>> > (only gave me the the GB layout, which I don't even use, didn't go to
>> > no meaningful man or help pages to help me figure it out). The keyboard
>> > mapping commands aren't really helpful to me as I switch between
>> > layouts (french, us english, polytonic greek, icelandic, and I should
>> > to soon add japanese & hebrew).
>> > any help or tips, or perhaps a clue on how to get the language module
>> > working again?
>> Are you looking for something like this:
>> Until later, Geoffrey
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