[smc-discuss] [x-post] Regression in gnome keyboard layout selection, all Indian xkb layouts disappeared

Pirate Praveen praveen at onenetbeyond.org
Tue Jun 20 06:35:34 PDT 2017


We need to fix this soon. We first noticed this in the install fest at
Wayanad. It was so disappointing to not be able to enable Malayalam
typing even though the requirement was just inscript :(

We tried to install ibus and fcitx without success, gnome would happily
switch the indicator but can't type anything, fcitx won't show up in the
systray. Choosing a keyboard should not be this difficult, it never was

It seems the GNOME developers (though they are certainly not an
exception) love to rewrite from scratch and remove essential things
(network manager, touchpad settings are other example where new versions
break essential features present in older versions).

See bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=865316 (first bug, we
should have a better way to use ibus and fcitx too)


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