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



On Friday 16 September 2011 02:52:46 Rajko M. wrote:
On Thursday, September 15, 2011 03:51:38 AM Stan Goodman wrote:
...

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.

And that last sentence is exactly the problem. One might think that
people who have only one language would make some sort of effort to find
out what others think and what they need. That isn't the KDE way,
however.

--
Stan Goodman
Qiryat Tiv'on
Israel
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