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I would like to change the displayed name of the keyboard layout indicator — for example, right now mine reads en, ru or uk which does not look nice on the panel. Is it possible?

Can I edit some configuration file and make it read English, Russian or Ukrainian?

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I have found this solution, but it have been four years, so from the fact that my xkb folder is empty I guess keyboard layout indicator display method have changed. –  Somebody Nov 1 '11 at 10:17
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I recommend you have a read through the Community Documentation for custom keyboard layout definitions.

The basic keyboard mapping package is XKB. In current Ubuntus, the default directory is not /etc/X11/xkb but rather /usr/share/X11/xkb. Layouts are kept in the symbols directory therein: they are generally named by a two letter country code associated with the language for which the layout is designed.

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