Onboard on-screen keyboard

using indic language on onboard

Asked by Pady92 on 2009-03-07

can onboard be used to emulate a keyboard of a different language ? for example bengali. may be if such a feature does not exists, an implementation can be made for onboard with easy transition to other layouts.

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2010-05-21
Chris Jones (tortoise) said : #1

Onboard should pick up your current keyboard layout. Try changing your keyboard layout to Bengali in gnome-keyboard-properties and then running onboard.

moftasa (mostafa-gmail) said : #2

I asked a related question on the Ubuntu Onboard launchpad page and received no reply yet.

I've set up the Gnome keyboard layouts from Keyboard Preferences to USA and Arabic.

I want to use onboard but it fails to show the Arabic layout when I select it from the GUI selector (or ALT+Shift). If I run "setxkbmap ar" onboard shows a working arabic layout nicely, however this breaks the gnome selector and I can't select the USA layout back with ALT+shift or GUI selector. If I set up setxkbmap to use both us and ar keymaps Onboard doesn't display an Arabic keymap when I switch between them.

Is there a way to get onboard to follow the active keymap in a dual language setup like mine?

(Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 running Onboard 0.93.0)

Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #3

The fonctionality you are looking for has been added to onboard and is currently being tested. It should be available with the next release of onboard.

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