show/display keyboard layout

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Thu Jan 30 10:23:57 CET 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Michal Szymanski <msz at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been back to XFCE since it reintroduced "raise-or-lower" keyboard
> shortcut :-) Now using 4.10 on Xubuntu 13.10 machine.
> I have a keyboard layout question. Googled to no success. Is it
> possible to show/display current/any keyboard layout? I do write in
> "accented" languages occasionally, mostly using the "dead key"
> international configurations. The positions of different accents on
> the keyboard is far from intuitive, e.g. to get "acute" (') over a
> letter, one has to press DeadKey and Semicolon, not the Apostrophe.
> Unfortunately the Keyboard Layout configuration window lacks the "Show
> Current Layout" button which is present in its Gnome equivalent.
> So, my question again:
> Is it possible to show/display current/given keyboard layout? Or print it.
Try xkeycaps. See


> regards, Michal.
> --
>   Michal Szymanski (msz at astrouw dot edu dot pl)
>   Warsaw University Observatory, Warszawa, POLAND
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Do you know how to read?
Do you know how to write?

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