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Author Topic: VL7: multiple languages  (Read 9639 times)
sysman
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« on: December 13, 2011, 07:33:18 am »

I installed VL7 SE with the English interface, but can not find out how to install a secondary language & how to switch languages for typing purposes. I dont want to change the GUI to a different language, just to change the language I am typing in.

thanks

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rbistolfi
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 02:47:41 pm »

If I understand your request correctly, the Xfce4 applet for changing keyboard layout could do the trick. Try installing the package xfce4-xkb-plugin,
and then add it to your panel. Another option would be to use the keyboard options available in xorg.conf as described here: http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=2701.msg18972#msg18972
Let us know how it goes.
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sysman
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 07:13:47 pm »

Excellent. Thanks 1000000.
the package was installed, and all I needed was to add it to the panel (right click on panet, then add...). very simple job. Also the ability to change languages via the keybord was easily done via the properties of the package (right click on icon). Now I can switch languages on the fly as I am typing.

So far very impressed with v7.0. seems to have detected everything on my old thinkpad R40.

I would say that this request can be closed

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