Re: Mode_switch and LEIM
Paul Pogonyshev <pogonyshev <at> gmx.net>
2006-01-01 19:18:00 GMT
Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > b) a way to switch input methods using the same key as is used for switching
> > XIM input methods (but this is probably way too difficult and cannot be
> > done without hacking external software).
> How does it work in XIM?
Uh, actually, I don't know. I use KDE as desktop environment and it handles
layouts itself. Layout switching is bound to a key combination (by default
it is Ctrl+K, but I use Win+Space) and each time the combination is pressed,
the current layout is switched to the next one from a predefined set (I have
only English and Russian in this set.)
I assume KDE just calls `setxkbmap' each time the layout is changed, at
least it shows command line for it in the `Keyboard Layout' Control Center
page. For me it shows these two command lines:
setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout us -variant basic
setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout us,ru -variant ,winkeys
The first is for U.S. English, the second is for Russian.