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    lubuntu language switcher

    hello everyone,

    just installed Lubuntu on an old Thinkpad T42, and it's working great.

    I have an issue with AbiWord / language switcher: I can't set the language switcher (added to the taskbar) to switch between English and Arabic. In Ubuntu + OpenOffice this is easily done by adding the Arabic layout to the keyboard in Preferences + enabling Arabic in OpenOffice (in Options).

    I tried to play around with Preferences>Language Support (after adding Arabic) but all I seem to get is text in the desktop turning into Arabic when I reboot. I don't need this. All I need is to be able to type in English and/or Arabic on AbiWord at the click of the language switcher. I don't intend to install OpenOffice, as it'd probably slow down Lubuntu.

    Any idea? Thanks.

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    Re: lubuntu language switcher

    as for Arabic, it works after typing this in terminal:

    setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,ar

    only I can't get the language switcher on the taskbar work. To switch English from/to Arabic I have to press Alt+Shift

    a little step forward

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    Re: lubuntu language switcher

    OK - language switcher works. Only had to remove it + re-add it to taskbar. Magic

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    Re: lubuntu language switcher

    Unfortunately it needs to be re-adjusted when I roboot the system...

    Any solution?

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    Re: lubuntu language switcher

    gksudo gedit /etc/default/keyboard

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    Re: lubuntu language switcher

    @ActionParsnip, the post you are responding to is almost 2 years old and the poster has not logged in for almost as long.

    Old thread closed.
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