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Re: Keyboard language randomly changes to Arabic(?)

>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: Keyboard language randomly changes to Arabic(?)
>Local Time: 12 January 2018 1:09 PM
>UTC Time: 12 January 2018 02:09
>From: don@xxxxxxxxxx
>To: debian-user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>On Thu, 11 Jan 2018, Tim Hume wrote:
>>I've encountered a strange problem where my keyboard layout/language
>> changes when I'm typing. I'm running on Debian buster, upgraded with
>> all the latest updates.
> I'm not certain, but I wonder if you're accidentally hitting the layout
> switch key when you type '| ' quickly. Often it's mapped to shift-caps
> or something like that.
> setxkbmap -print; should tell you what your default keymap is set to and
> what the possible alternates are. [There may also be an XFCE specific
> way of setting this.]
>Don Armstrong https://www.donarmstrong.com

I don't think I'm accidentally hitting the layout switch key. I can reliably reproduce this problem when I'm typing in both Libre Office and xfce4-terminal.

I've found a solution for the terminal; I've switched to using st (a cut-down terminal emulator). This doesn't have the problem. Plain old xterm doesn't have the problem either as far as I can tell. I wonder if xfce4-terminal and Libre Office share a common buggy library, or something like that?


Tim Hume