[kde-linux] Limit for keyboard layouts?

Rajko M. rmatov101 at charter.net
Thu Sep 15 23:52:46 UTC 2011

On Thursday, September 15, 2011 03:51:38 AM Stan Goodman wrote:
> ...
> > I use KDE 4.6.5.
> This is KDE 4.6.0.
> I am hoping that this sloppy workaround will be improved soon, and that
> the light may dawn to someone at KDE that there is no real reason to
> limit layouts to 4, any more than there was a reason for Windows to be
> able to support only two at a time.


I don't know exactly what were the problems mentioned in comment 10, as I 
can't recall any. For me it is simple, when I use keyboard and switch layout, 
it is like I replaced keyboard, I don't expect that console application will 
accept strange characters of some non English alphabet. Although, I must admit 
that ability to have language A in Konversation, B in mail client, and C in 
konsole is very convenient. 

And xkb will most likely stay as it is till keyboards will be replaced with 
voice. As it is mentioned in 
it is protocol limitation. Somebody in 1987, creating keyboard support for X 
thought that 4 keyboard layouts is all one would ever need. Taking that  
developers usually speak their native and English, of human languages, it is 
hard to blame them for doubling the number and thinking that is enough. 


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