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January 10th, 2010, 03:02 PM
i have faced a problem which is my keyboard have 3 or 5 damaged keys :P.

i was working in some translations to Arabic but i can't continue

my work while my keyboard have non-working key so i found a solution which is

onboard keyboard it comes with Ubuntu but i think you may need to show it's menu


1- Right click on main menu.

2- select Edit Menus.

3- Select Universal Access from the left.

4- From the right select OnBoard & onBoard Settings.

but the onBorad doesn't have Arabic language by default so we need to add it manually:

1- Download the package from the attachment. ( thanks to revoltism (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=80665) )

2- Extract it's content to


3- All you need now is select Arabic layout from onBoard Settings.
Applications >> onBoard Settings

and then choose layout tab and select Arabic