need an idea for kxkb (multiple variants UI)

Andriy Rysin arysin at
Wed Mar 1 14:33:38 GMT 2006

Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 March 2006 07:19, Andriy Rysin wrote:
>> ok, so I checked two options: putting number and extending width of kxkb
>> tray. Neither work great.
>> In case if layout has 3 letters there's no place for anything else
>> horizontally and I agree that vertically it's not gonna be visible.
>> Extending tray width did not work stable for me.
>> So the only solution I would consider "proper" is to add "Display name:"
>> field which will provide default "best guess" up-to-3-letters display
>> name but will allow user to change it to something he/she likes more
>> (again up to 3 letters as more won't fit into tray). The user still be
>> able to see full name of layout and variant in menu.
>> The only problem with that is introduction of another string to be
>> i18n'ned while we're already in message freeze.
>> I will try to complete the code tomorrow and will post a snapshot along
>> with request for approval for new string in kde-i18n-doc.
> It is a rather bad time, as in only 2 weeks there is KDE 3.5.2 *and* KOffice 
> 1.5 RC1.
I understand that, the question is whether we want leave users who use 
multiple variants (and those will be more with latest Xorg's as similar 
layouts are getting merged and represented as variants) without UI 


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