Tuesday, September 7, 2010

How to change the layout of matchbox-keyboard to another language

Unfortunately currently matchbox keyboard supports only on keyboard layout, this is written in README file of package.

Problem statement : We need to load English keyboard layout if the LANG environment variable is set to for example to en_US.UTF-8 and German keyboard layout if LANG is set to de_DE.UTF-8 .

Solution : That to do this we have to do some little coding in matchbox-keyboard.c file.

Change following code

  kb->selected_layout
      = (MBKeyboardLayout *)util_list_get_nth_data(kb->layouts, 0);

to
  char* lang = getenv("LANG");
  if (!strcmp(lang, "en_US.UTF-8")) {
    kb->selected_layout
      = (MBKeyboardLayout *)util_list_get_nth_data(kb->layouts, 1);
  } else {
    kb->selected_layout
      = (MBKeyboardLayout *)util_list_get_nth_data(kb->layouts, 0);
  }
Also edit the keyboard.xml file to contain English and German keyboard layouts in my case. Approximately with this format.



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Sorry for not so detailed instructions ... time is killing ...

Adios !

1 comment:

  1. shit ... xml code is eaten by browser ... so to view is look the sources of page :)

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