FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Florence support international keyboards with non-European characters (such as Arab, Chinese, Punjab, etc...)
Q: My layout is weird. Is there a way to change it?

Q:

Does Florence support international keyboards with non-European characters (such as Arab, Chinese, Punjab, etc...)

A:

Yes. Florence does support all the keyboards supported by X. In order to use a different keyboard, you can use the gnome-keyboard-properties dialog or the setxkbmap command. For instance, to use an Arabic keyboard, use the following command:

$ setxkbmap ar
		

This works for any language supported by your X server.

You can configure several language layouts in gnome-keyboard-properties. There are several applets that allow you to easily change layout. You can also change layout in Florence: press Alt and the config key in the "action keys" extension. This will switch to the next language configured in gnome-keyboard-properties.

Q:

My layout is weird. Is there a way to change it?

A:

Yes. One can change the layout with the settings dialog (layout tab). You can even make your own layout (see the hacking section of this documentation).