Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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how to install Tamil language Key board in Lubuntu?

I want to install Tamil language support to my Lubuntu. but from the available language support it is not listed.how do I add the Tamil language and use it to my Libre Office?
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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...
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How to set the keyboard for a remote server?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on a server. I access to this server using X2Go. Everything is ok except few troubles: I am not able to write several keyboard symbols such as these 2 ones: [ and ]. ...
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How to add a new keyboard layout to Ubuntu Touch?

I have an Ubuntu Phone and I need a keyboard layout for a language (Romanian) that's not in the list from System Settings / Language & Text / Keyboard layouts. I would like to contribute with the ...
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External USB Numeric Keypad not working 14.04

I just got an external USB number keypad to use in Blender 3D, It works on Windows but not in Ubuntu. The keyboard on the laptop does not have a numlock key, but I did try the keypad on another Ubuntu ...
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How can I swap the Fn key for a Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard?

I have a Microsoft Keyboard N9Z model. I am using it on Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is, F1, F2, F... keys are by default act as media player keys. Fn key is required to be pressed to get regular ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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Logitech K750: dead_circumflex and less interchanged

I'm using the german Macintosh version fo the Logitec K750 and everything works fine but unfortunatly the < and the ^ keys are interchanged. I tried to use the keyTouch-Editor to fix this and ...
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type rupee and euro with same keyboard

I have a DELL Vostro 3546 laptop. It has rupee on 4 and euro on 5.If I select english(with rupee sign) as keyboard i can't type euro but I can type rupee and if i select english(alternate ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes I closing my laptop and when I'm back and trying continue to work Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (my ...
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Own keyboard layout

I'm working with us and de layouts. Is it possible to edit/add some symbols to us layout? I would like to have some German letters on us layout: AltGr+o=ö, AltGr+Shift+o=Ö AltGr+s=ß, AltGr+a=ä, ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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Keyboard source is stuck

After installing Ubunto 14.10 on my computer, I edited the "next source" option on the keyboard settings(Text entry settings) and also added another language (English US, Hebrew). When pressing on ALT ...
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How to get the { } on a macbook pro retina mid 2014 running Ubuntu?

As the title says, i can't find the combination to get these { }.My keyboard layout is Portuguese (Portugal). I'm using the macbook pro retina mid 2014. Thanks.
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Can't switch 3 languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity)

In answers with tag "keyboard-layout" I don't found my case so have to ask. I'm using three languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian installed. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity) allow ...
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How do you use right alt as your input switch?

I am very new to ubuntu and I want to know how to set right alt as my input switch. I am using ubuntu gnome 14.10. thanks in advance!
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How to set Super_R to mod3?

My current situation looks like this: $ xmodmap -pm xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control ...
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problem in sublime text 3 with spanish characters [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and configured US international keyboard with dead keys. In every app, when I type the ' char followed by a, I get a nice á char. But in sublime-text-3 I get ´a... ...
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how to type special characters in wijesekara layout ? [duplicate]

I have used wijesekara layout with windows xp. at there i could use alt+num to type the keys that are not in the keyboard. but now in ubuntu wijesekara layout it seems that this doesn't work. how can ...
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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How do I select the keyboard layout when I log into my Kubuntu 14.04 machine?

I have a laptop with a German keyboard in it, so upon installation, I thought I would set that as the default layout of the system. But most of the time, I use an external keyboard with a dvorak ...
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How do I configure xmodmap so ; becomes a dead key and ;a outputs @?

How do I configure xmodmap so ; becomes a dead key and ;a outputs @? That is, when I press the key ; on my keyboard, nothing is outputted - when I press ; followed by a, the character @ is outputted.
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Figuring out which key is the “audio media” key on my keyboard

When looking at my keyboard shortcuts for ubuntu I see that in order to launch my music player I need to press the audio media key but I'm not sure which key that is on my keyboard. On the rightside ...
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Apple Slim Aluminum Keyboard - swap Ctrl and Cmd

I have wasted few hours trying to swap my Cmd and Ctrl keys on my Apple Slim Aluminium Keyboard on Ubuntu 14.10, but without success. I have used several AskUbuntu questions, couldn't manage to make ...
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KMFL not working with either SCIM or IBUS, ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, 64-bit. I found that after the upgrade, SCIM was no longer reading the KMFL folder, and associated KMN files, with the result that I am no longer able to type ...
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LaTeX US-International layout: apostrophe while making section bug

I hope I'm in the right place to seek help. I didn't find anything on forum so far. I'm using TexMaker to type my math lecture so I have to type fast and in french for some classes. I use ...
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Add custom keyboard shortcut to change keyboard layout

In windows, I usually use Alt + Shift to change between keyboard layout. How can I achieve this in Ubuntu? I mean, what command I have to use keyboard shortcuts settings?
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set Caps Lock to shift (all keys)

Under Keyboard Layout > Options > Caps Lock key behaviour one of the options is: Caps Lock toggles shift so all keys are affected. I have that one selected (see screenshot), but when I do ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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Change keyboard layout (specific keys) or exchange the functionality. Ubuntu 12.10

I've this new keyboard where the keys from F1 up to f12 have custom functionality (like music control, next track, and brightness control ...). All this is OK but the problem is that these custom ...
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How can I get auto-completion working via xrdp?

I wanted to connect via xrdp from my windows 8.1 machine to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit Server . It works fine now, big fun. The only Problem I experienced is that when I want to use autocomplete via ...
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My keyboard symbols layout changed

My keyboard symbols layout changed. I think this happened after I install some updates. For example when I type: - - appears / _ appears ? = appears ) And this happens with all my characters. I ...
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Keyboard layout does not switch after some time after startup

I have two languages: Russian and English. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with the gnome 3.9.90 user interface and I cannot switch my keyboard layout any more using the hot-key some time after Ubuntu has started. ...
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Can't write accent characters in Ubuntu 14.04

Alright. This is the scenery that I got: 1) I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 2) I am using an american (international) keyboard 3) OS is in the following language: Portuguese Brazil (brazilian ...
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Make CapsLock J work like Pos1

How can I make hitting CapsLock and J on my keyboard behave like Pos1 (go to beginning of the line)? I don't need the normal CapsLock behaviour. It is quite seldom that I need to type several upper ...
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Keyboard language is changed when xrandr is executed

I have two scripts to switch between my standing desk and my sitting desk which are: #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && xrandr --output eDP1 --off; and #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && ...
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Keyboard layout to input a specific code

I'm playing on a betting site where I have to enter a game number then select a specific result. Each result can be entered by typing a code of keys. For example, the result 1X/X can be selected by ...
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Writing ligatures easily

French learners like me come from countries where English(US) keyboard is commonly used. Hence I am using the US Alternative International keyboard on Ubuntu to write accented letters in French. But I ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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keybinding problem - shift keys remapped themselves

Turned on my netbook (Asus X200CA) this morning to find some weird keybinding changes. Running 14.04 with cairo dock, ran an update this afternoon to try and fix it to no avail. Left shift key is ...
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How to use Tamil typewriter keyboard in ubuntu?

I have enabled the tamil keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: I activated all the Tamil keyboards: none of the keyboards support real Tamil Typewriter layout. like, in typewriter first we have to type ் ...
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Typing special characters in terminal

I want to be able to type a special character (é) in terminal. I found a webpage which tells me to push a dead_acute key along with "e" key and that's it. ...
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What is overriding the systemwide keyboard layout settings?

I have [org.gnome.desktop.input-sources] sources=[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'hu')] in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/99_my.gschema.overrride file. I ran glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ...
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Using Unikey to type Vietnamese in different Keyboard layout

I know how to use ibus-unikey. However, whenever I switch to Unikey, the keyboard layout is changed automatically to English keyboard layout. this is very inconvenient. For example, I use Swiss ...
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Why does xterm alt-backspace produce the Unicode character U+00FF?

In xterm, when I press alt-backspace, xterm produces the Unicode character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS' (U+00FF) as described here. It shows up on-screen as a 'y' character with two dots ...
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How set definetively Language of keyboard?

Every time that I change the language of my keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04, and restart the machine it changes back to what it was before. How can I solve this problem?
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The Keyboard Layout in German language has not all the letters in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/ 14.04

Do you have any idea how to install the rest of the keys in German keyboard in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/14.04 on a Laptop? More specific I have an Acer Aspire 5610. There are some keys that can ...