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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


About Keyboard Layout and Input Method Settings

You can configure Keyboard Layout preferences such as keyboard layout, keyboard model, and so on. The two main areas are:

Although the IM provides a more complex mechanism for composing characters, it can be used also for Latin languages. Similarly, GNOME Keyboard Layout Preferences can be also used for non-Latin languages.

Note - Although you can set a variety of Keyboard Layout preferences, you don't need to configure all areas related to the keyboard. For example, if you use only one or two Latin keyboard layouts (For example, US/English and French), rather than activating IM. You can just set keyboard layouts in GNOME Keyboard Preferences. On the other hand, if you use Chinese or Japanese keyboard layouts, IM would probably be more suitable.