My situation: I have a notebook with German keyboard layout running Ubuntu 16.04. It hosts an Android VM through QEmu/KVM, which is configured for German keyboard layout as well.
When I'm typing something in the VM using the real hardware keyboard, it works perfectly fine. However, as the guest system doesn't support a shared clipboard (or I am just too stupid to set it up), I wanted to use
xdotool on the host to simulate typing the host's clipboard content into the VM.
The command I have bound to a keyboard shortcut is:
bash -c 'sleep 0.5 ; xdotool type --clearmodifiers "$(xsel -b)"'
This does its job and types whatever is in the host's clipboard buffer. Unfortunately, there seems to be some keyboard layout confusion when I use it to type something into my VM. For example,
httpsÖ//zoutube.com in the VM.
To me this looks like
xdotool is using the English QWERTZ keyboard layout to type, instead of the German layout I configured everywhere, as the German key Ö is used for `: in the English layout, and the keys Y and Z are swapped too (among other differences).
How can I teach
xdotool or my VM or whatever component is responsible for the confusion to type using the correct keyboard layout?