Re: [kde-linux] Limit for keyboard layouts?



On Thursday, September 15, 2011 03:51:38 AM Stan Goodman wrote:
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I use KDE 4.6.5.

This is KDE 4.6.0.

I am hoping that this sloppy workaround will be improved soon, and that
the light may dawn to someone at KDE that there is no real reason to
limit layouts to 4, any more than there was a reason for Windows to be
able to support only two at a time.

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174753#c10

I don't know exactly what were the problems mentioned in comment 10, as I
can't recall any. For me it is simple, when I use keyboard and switch layout,
it is like I replaced keyboard, I don't expect that console application will
accept strange characters of some non English alphabet. Although, I must admit
that ability to have language A in Konversation, B in mail client, and C in
konsole is very convenient.

And xkb will most likely stay as it is till keyboards will be replaced with
voice. As it is mentioned in
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19501#c5
it is protocol limitation. Somebody in 1987, creating keyboard support for X
thought that 4 keyboard layouts is all one would ever need. Taking that
developers usually speak their native and English, of human languages, it is
hard to blame them for doubling the number and thinking that is enough.

--
Regards,
Rajko
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