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Old 2nd April 2012, 10:46 AM
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Question shortcut to change the language

Hi there!!

I'm very novice in Fedora, and I want to know how can I make my custom keyboard shortcut in order to change the keyboard language from one language to another.

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 2nd April 2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: shortcut to change the language

If you are talking about keyboard layout, from a terminal, you can use system-config-keyboard. if you are talking about OS language, use system-config-language.

Assuming you are using GNOME, open System settings, choose Keyboard, in the Shortcuts tab, choose custom and add a shortcut there. In the command window that pops up, enter whichever one you need (from above).

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Thanks you!! I'll try your advice ASAP and report you on the results.

Greeting!

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Old 8th April 2012, 08:08 AM
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If you are talking about keyboard layout, from a terminal, you can use system-config-keyboard. if you are talking about OS language, use system-config-language.

Assuming you are using GNOME, open System settings, choose Keyboard, in the Shortcuts tab, choose custom and add a shortcut there. In the command window that pops up, enter whichever one you need (from above).

Hope this helps. Welcome to the forum
Hi there!!

I tried your advice, but unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

I'll be glad if you'll explain me in more detail what to do in order to create a shortcut fot changing the keyboard layout language.

I am using the Gnome desktop.

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 9th April 2012, 12:47 AM
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Re: shortcut to change the language

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Hi there!!

I tried your advice, but unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

I'll be glad if you'll explain me in more detail what to do in order to create a shortcut fot changing the keyboard layout language.

I am using the Gnome desktop.

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What exactly did not work for you? Did they keyboard layout not change? I assume you want the OS language to remain English (or what you have setup now?)
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Old 11th April 2012, 08:31 PM
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What exactly did not work for you? Did they keyboard layout not change? I assume you want the OS language to remain English (or what you have setup now?)
Hi there!!

Thanks you about your reply.

The problem is that my keyboard layout wasn't changed.
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Old 11th April 2012, 09:28 PM
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Re: shortcut to change the language

Assuming you are using GNOME or KDE, take a look at the documentation page. This describes how the keyboard layout can be changed in Fedora 16.

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Old 11th April 2012, 09:59 PM
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Assuming you are using GNOME or KDE, take a look at the documentation page. This describes how the keyboard layout can be changed in Fedora 16.

Hope this helps.
Hi there!*

Thanks about your reply.

I know how to switch between two keyboard layouts via the status bar that located at the top of the screen. I'm looking for a way to change the keyboard layout by using at a keyboard shortcut, and this is not described at the page you refer me to.

Wait for your reply!!

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Old 11th April 2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: shortcut to change the language

Look at setxkbmap.

From the man page,
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SETXKBMAP(1)

NAME
setxkbmap - set the keyboard using the X Keyboard Extension

SYNOPSIS
setxkbmap [ args ] [ layout [ variant [ option ... ] ] ]
Is this what you are looking for?

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Old 12th April 2012, 07:35 AM
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I don't know this command and I need to browse in its man page to see how to use it.

As soon as I will check it, I will contact you again if I will encounter in problems.

Thanks in advance!!

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Old 22nd November 2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: shortcut to change the language

I know it's sort of an old subject, but i was looking for the same thing. Found it through OS's help, who would have though huh? ...but i'm using CentOS 6.3 though.
First i added a keyboard indicator to the top panel. Then i went right click on the indicator --> Keyboard preferences --> Layouts --> Layout options --> Key(s) to change layout.
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