cheapodonuts; Hi !
See if these help at all.
Maybe take a look at :
and change the default language ?
In my case the default:
is for the United States 'us'.
Also one might play about with 'setxkbmap'.
It's for Arabic, English- US switching using both Alt+Shift .
setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll us,ar
I used Ctrl_Shift and not Alt_Shift, because the latter was set too, and switched keyboard layouts not to interfere .
setxkbmap -option grp:ctrl_shift_toggle "us,il"
Off hand I do not know what the code is for the United Kingdom English ( en ??).
Once you find what works for you one can make it permanent by editing:
Copy the command at the end of your /home/user/.bashrc file. The file is hidden by default.
as an example.
# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
# User specific aliases and functions
setxkbmap -layout "jp,ch(fr)" -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
Log-out/in for the change to take effect.