Gnome Keyboard Layout View

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Jan 4 23:11:35 UTC 2007

drew einhorn wrote:
> Arrrrrghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!
> The ¨dead keys¨ are not working!
> And the Layout View from the Keyboard Indication shows a much more
> complex keyboard than the one NoOp referred me to below.
> Googling around I find that lots of folks are having lots of troubles switching
> keyboard layouts with lots of languages and vintages of Ubuntu.
> So far the only fix I have been able to find is to open a terminal
> and type the command line:
>    setxkbmap us
> or
>    setxkbmap es
> as needed.  There were a couple other solutions recommended on the
> web that did not solve the problem or were extremely cumbersome.
> It's hard to believe that something so central to one of Ubuntu's core values:
>     Every computer user should be able to use their software
>     in the language of their choice.
> would be so broken, but it is.

Not sure if this will help, but take a look at:

and scroll down to this post:
October 31st, 2005, 11:58 PM

Good luck & please post back on what you figure out.

Added note: you'll find more info in /etc/X11/xkb directory.

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