Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How one can create an installer for custom keyboard layout

I've managed to create a custom keyboard layout for my language. Now that the keyboard is in a state that I can share it. I don't know how to make it a redistributable package.
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Wrong keyboard layouts

I want to be able to switch my keyboard layout between German and English (UK). As default I set it system-wide to English (UK, extended WinKeys), using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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How to change keyboard layout in tty?

I have changed the keyboard layout from English (UK) to English (US) via System Settings. But it just works for GUI, the keyboard layout on tty remained unchanged.
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How to get ZWNBSP from the keyboard?

Is there a standard keystroke to get a ZWNBSP (zero‑width no‑break space) from the keyboard?
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Can not switch language with hotkey keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. keyboard language does not switch with keyboard shortcuts (alt + shift). Can I change the ...
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ibus switching between input methods no longer working on 16.04

I just upgraded to 16.04 and use ibus to manage multiple keyboard input methods. When I switch between them using my favorite hotkey combination, the icon changes (indicating that has registered), but ...
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What is the qnamespace.h name of the key for the symbols ? and /

For konsole the mapping between physical keys on a keyboard and chars (or strings) ommited when pressed can be defined in a file default.keytab and the mapping goes like this: key A -Alt-Shift : "a" ...
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<Shift+Shift> layout switching works not as expected

I have two keyboard layouts, English and Russian. I selected <Shift+Shift> as a layout change shortcut and have used it for years. Earlier, on Elementary Luna, Gnome 3, the layout switched as ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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AltGr selectively dropped in communication chain on Finnish keyboard

I am using Kubuntu 14 LTS on two machines, one as 32-bit version and the other as 64-bit version. I have been using x2x to control the former system from the keyboard and mouse of the latter. I have ...
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remap the top number keys to use the symbols and numbers with the shift key

As a developer I often have to write a lot of % $ # symbols in my code. It is extra work over a day to keep hitting shift so obviously this will be a real functional improvement for programming to ...
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Enter key not working in terminal

Just now, the enter key has stopped working in a terminal only. Works in all other apps, but only generates the default system sound when pressed in the terminal. Tried both xTerm and ...
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How to report a keyboard layout issue

I am using a MacBook Air with a French (a.k.a. AZERTY) keyboard. I chose the "French (Macintosh)" keyboard layout in System Settings / Keyboard / Layouts. Everything works fine, even for exotic ...
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Keyboard input problem

I have a Japanese computer (a Fujitsu FMVA 78HA) I recently moved from Ubuntu 12.04 (which crashed) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 The installation went fine but after a few days the computer crashed ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Map ctrl+key different from typing key in xkb or xmodmap

Is it possible to map ctrl+key different from regular typing key in linux? I have done it in windows with MSKLC but can't figure out how to do it in linux. E.g. I want to type dvorak but have regular ...
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How to change grub command-line (grub shell) keyboard layout?

When I boot in GRUB2 and press c, I have access to GRUB shell. How to change the keyboard layout (language) of this GRUB shell? Note that I'm booting an Ubuntu VM inside Virtualbox.
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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Keyboard layout wrong

I tried an English keyboard today and I added the language laybout to Xubuntu. Then I Switched back to the German keyboard and also set the layout settings back to the German language. I even deleted ...
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can ...
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Two keyboard icons in Tray

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that for some reason I now have two keyboard indicators in the system tray, see a screenshot here: Screenshot of system tray. The keyboard icon shows ...
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Is crontab's @reboot entry triggered after X has started?

Using crontab -e I have added an entry to my cron tab file @reboot /home/rene/misc/change-layout.sh change-layout.sh contains some xmodmap -e statements to change to keyboard layout. When I ...
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What files do I have to write to define a personnal keyboard layout?

I use a Dvorak-base keyboard, specifically defined for the french language, named "bépo". I also use a polytonic greek (ancient greek) keyboard, based on "querty", which I obviously am not satisfied ...
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How to type accent grave without letter or alt in terminal?

I'm trying to type a terminal command that calls for an "accent grave" (`) character. I'm running Ubuntu with a US keyboard, and I can't find how to type this. I see lots of talk about using alt codes ...
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Remap Keypad Ins/0 key to Right Arrow Ubuntu 14.04

The title pretty much covers it... What's the simplest way to do this? I'm currently flipping through the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file, but there are a million different section, seemingly for ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration has no effect :-(

Unfortunately the change of my keyboard layout does not has any effect with the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" on my ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS server running in a virtual box. Even if ...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock led indicator to indicate current keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 13.10 and older there were a keyboard layout option "use keyboard led to show alternative layout", so I could use it to have caps lock LED indicating current keyboard layout. Now there is no ...
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Malfuctioning key for Š, Ď, Ň etc. on playonlinux-executed MS Office

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and MS Office installed and executed via playonlinux (problems both on 2007 and 2010 as well). Everything works OK, the only problem is that the key used mainly for czech ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Keyboard Layout

What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu? and after reading many post on this forum about modifying keyboard to suit my needs, I figured out how to modify existing Ubuntu ...
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Mac Like Keyboard for Ubuntu

I work with lot of Devanagari text - my Macbook started showing blue screen of death because of GPU issues, its a good machine and I did not want to spend another 2k so decided to wipe OSX Clean and ...
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change language in chrome without changing system language

I installed Ubuntu recently and downloaded google-chrome. Unfortunately, the chrome works in my system language (English) and I want it to work in Hebrew instead. Change language - chrome settings ...
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Only have wireless keyboard and its not working to install ubuntu server pleas help!

This is my second time asking for help here, I hope someone decides to point me in the right direction this time last time on one attempted to answer or comment on my question. My problem is that I ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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separate meta and hyper keys in unity with XKB

I want to use Caps Lock for the Hyper key because I need it in Emacs, so in /etc/default/keyboard I use the relevant XKBOPTIONS. However, Unity seems to react to both: even though it passes Hyper_L ...
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How to remap F4 to F11 on Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook. The keyboard has no F11 key. The F4 key has the fullscreen icon because thats what Chrome OS uses, so I would like to use that to make ...
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Cant swap ESC with CAPS LOCK

I read a lot o guides on this theme, and this guide worked for me:How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc However after some recent update it does not work. Additionally i reseted the ...
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What is the proper keyboard layout for a Japanese Acer Laptop?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto an Acer Aspire and I did not figured out which is the proper layout for its keyboard. I tried every Japanese Layout without success. All have different ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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Toggle Input Language stopped working after upgrade to 15.10

Two different & strange things happened after upgrading to 15.10: Toggling language (I have English US and Hebrew) doesn't work with hot key (Super+Space) I can successfully change the input ...
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How to write a custom keyboard driver for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in English and I have a Japanese layout keyboard. I need to use accents, (like âéçã) and the best solution I have is using the compose key which works fine, but the problem ...
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Change keyboard mapping ONLY for Bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Bluetooth "Camera Shutter" dongle. It emulates a Bluetooth keyboard. I've paired successfully, but I want to change how the buttons behave. Currently, they're mapped to 123 (Volume Up) and ...
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Can't map caps lock to ctrl after installed fcitx

My system is 14.04 ubuntu LTS. I was using IBus as my input method and mapped caps lock to ctrl by adding XKBOPTIONS=“ctrl:nocaps to my /etc/default/keyboard. But lately I changed to fcitx and I ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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Keyboard layout messed up (Ubuntu 15.10)

I am quite desperate right now :( it all started when I tried to install a new language packet (at least I guess so). My left ALT key was not working any more, so I could not "Alt-Tab" for instance. I ...
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Using grp:caps_switch with xkbmap for custom keyboard shortcuts

I want I J K L to function as arrow keys when CapsLock is pressed down. To do this, I pasted the following to the bottom of the /usr/shar/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file: partial partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Wily missing keyboard indicator icon

I don't know what exactly happened but all at once keyboard indicator icon went missing on panel: I have three input sources, so it should be displayed, my settings are on the screenshot below: ...
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Keyboard layout switches to English on every move of cursor (probably after fcitx install)

If I type something in Russian - it is ok. But if I press Home/End/Arrows/Backspace, the layout instantly switches to English. What could cause that? I'm running Mint Qiana with Cinnamon. Recently ...
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How can I type accentuated characters like ë? Need help

From this post: Often this is easier with the compose key. With that configured you use key combos to get the special characters. For instance: For ë you press Compose+", e. For ẽ you press ...
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remap caps lock to right alt

I've had a look at other questions, as well as the xkb options list (/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst), but can't seem to find a way to map the caps lock key to act as another right alt key. (On a ...