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In Unity one can easily switch between keyboard layouts using the keyboard tray icon. There is also the Keyboard menu where one can add/remove/set keyboard layouts.
I can not find any of this functionality in Xubuntu. How can the keyboard layout be switched in this desktop environment?
Update I: details on the
xubuntu-desktop package this question refers to:
$ sudo apt-cache show xubuntu-desktop Package: xubuntu-desktop Priority: optional Section: universe/metapackages Installed-Size: 43 Maintainer: Xubuntu Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture: amd64 Source: xubuntu-meta Version: 2.152 Depends: [...] Size: 3790 MD5sum: 26efaa0f16c70a82d216165ba2af4fd4 SHA1: 49c283439314e48d46668e07d65c4a261e9b556a SHA256: 36e51760324e081988a068aa29de4968a7d050c18bad4128967ffd656c570f3f Description-en: Xubuntu desktop system This package depends on all of the packages in the Xubuntu desktop system . It is safe to remove this package if some of the desktop system packages are not desired. Description-md5: 25eeb522d88fba23a532953cbbf1638e Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug Origin: Ubuntu Task: xubuntu-desktop
Update II: The solution proposed for Xubuntu 11.10 is not working with this latest version of Xfce. The
xfce4-xkb-plugin package is apparently installed together with
Update III: This is no longer an issue on Xubuntu 14.04, a nice tray icon in this latest version allows the user to easily switch between keyboard layouts.