keyboard layouts

Sergey Manucharyan serge at
Mon Jan 12 08:04:57 CET 2004

Hi Nikola,

I have the same problem for 3 layouts: us, russian, armenian.
Now I use the following configuration in XF86Config:
    Option "XkbLayout" "us,ru,am"
    Option "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
Alt-Shift toggles the layouts one after another cyclicly (you don't
have to run setxkbmap every time), but there is no indication.
There is nice program for KDE:
which provides tray icons and some customizations.
I didn't try it yet for XFCE.
Of course, i'll be great to have such a "native" plugin
(I didn't look yet the Gkrellm from Jack Coates's


Monday, January 12, 2004, 2:51:23, you wrote:
NP> Speaking of keyboard layouts and multi-lingual enivroments.
NP> I need something like panel plugin for switching keyboard layouts. I was
NP> thinking to use 2 state launcher, but I use 3 keyboard layouts (US,
NP> Serbian Latin and Serb. Cyrilic). Right now, I have each time to type
NP> "setxkbmap sr" (or "us" or "hr") in Terminal.
NP> So, if anyone is searching of dev. ideas, here is one, panel plugin for
NP> switching keybrd. layouts, like one in Windows. :-)

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