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    Switching between different languages.

    Hi,

    In the past I used KDE, including kubuntu. Because of the problems with a laptop, I now installed ubuntu 8.04 with the default gnome desktop. It works surprisingly well, including the KDE applications that I have been accustomed to.

    One feature that I can not find in ubuntu gnome desktop is an easy way to switch between different keyboard layouts, in particular between the English and the Lithuanian keyboard layouts. As Lithuanian does use the "Latin" script with some unique phonetic symbols, the ease of switching is important.

    It is easy to do that with KDE, but how do I install KDE on top of ubuntu desktop?

    Alternatively, is there an easy way to do this with ubuntu gnome desktop?

    Many thanks to many people who share their knowledge and give their time in this forum so generously.

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    Re: Switching between different languages.

    You can install KDE on top of GNOME with

    Code:
    sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
    but easier solution is to right click on panel>add to panel>keyboard indicator>and under groups change keyboard layout.

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    Re: Switching between different languages.

    If you can connect the Internet through the live cd , do sys>> admin. >> language support .it'll download / install the language package.

    If not , boot normally and connect to the Internet and then do sys. >> admin. >> software sources . this will download the univers and the multivers packages. then do sys>> admin. >> language support . this will download the languages you need among other languages. tick the square in front of these languages to start installing them.

    after that go for the upper panel and right click >> add to panel >> utilities >> keyboard indicator.>> add.

    after that you will find a word 'USA' appears on the panel. right click on it >> keyboard preference >> layouts >> add >> your languages.
    this will ease the switch between languages during writing.

    Good luck
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    Re: Switching between different languages.

    Quote Originally Posted by zvacet View Post
    You can install KDE on top of GNOME with

    Code:
    sudo aptitude install kubuntu-desktop
    but easier solution is to right click on panel>add to panel>keyboard indicator>and under groups change keyboard layout.
    "zvacet", thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I did choose the easier option, after looking at the reply by "housam".
    Quote Originally Posted by housam View Post
    (snip...)
    ..Go for the upper panel and right click >> add to panel >> utilities >> keyboard indicator.>> add.

    after that you will find a word 'USA' appears on the panel. right click on it >> keyboard preference >> layouts >> add >> your languages.
    this will ease the switch between languages during writing.
    Good luck
    A big thank you to "housam" who gave nicely detailed answer. GUI is allways so hard to document - so much harder than CLI (Command Line Interface).

    Having chosen the easy way, I am glad I have the instructions how to install KDE GUI, too.

    The "easy way" of using ubuntu GUI works as well as GUI of KDE, with less "eye candy" but just as simply.

    Thank you, both gentlemen, "zvacet" and "housam" for your patience and time. And thank you for this ubuntu forum for being there!

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