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International Language Environment Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Introduction

2.  Unicode and UTF-8 Locale Support

3.  Working with Languages and Locales

4.  Desktop Keyboard Preferences and Input Methods

About Keyboard Layout and Input Method Settings

Keyboard Layout Selection in GNOME Desktop Manager

How to Select the Keyboard Layout in GNOME Desktop Manager

Input Methods

How to Activate and Deactivate Input Methods

About IBus

IBus Configuration

Language Engines Available on the IBus Input Method Framework

Input Method for Indic Languages

IBus XKBC IM Engine

IBus Virtual Keyboard (ibus-keyboard)

Internet Intranet Input Method Framework

How to Use the ATOK and Wnn Language Engines With IIIMF

GNOME Keyboard Preferences

How to Set Keyboard Preferences and Customization

Keyboard Layout Options and Default Behavior

GNOME Keyboard Layout Indicator (Keyboard Selector)

Keyboard Layout Settings Using the X Keyboard Extension (setxkbmap)

Keyboard Layout in the Console

5.  Configuring Fonts

6.  Advanced Topics

A.  Available Locales


Keyboard Layout in the Console

Although you will probably not need to do so often, you can change the keyboard layout in the console. To change the keyboard layout in the console, you have to modify the layout property of the /keymap:default/ service of the Service Management Facility (SMF) and restart the corresponding service. Use the following commands:

# svccfg -s keymap:default setprop keymap/layout = keyboard-layout
# svcadm refresh keymap
# svcadm restart keymap

where keyboard-layout is the desired keyboard layout.

Note - A list of available keyboard layouts can be found in the /usr/share/lib/keytables/type_6/kbd_layouts file on an installed system.