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Re: Installing indic (Hindi, Punjabi) etc keyboard layouts




I'm running KDE Plasma 5 on Arch Linux. In System Settings | Keyboard | Add Layout I have an Indian layout which includes variants for Hindi and Punjabi and many others. There are two Punjabi variants and 3 Hindi variants. I did not install any extra packages. In fact, I did not even install the full KDE Plasma group from the Arch repositories. Here is the list of packages I installed, in case it helps:

pacman -S plasma-workspace plasma-desktop systemsettings kwin kdelibs kdebase-kdialog kde-gtk-config systemd-kcm kdesu krename kate kwrite retext kdegraphics-okular xdg-utils plasma-nm drkonqi kdeplasma-addons kscreen ksshaskpass ksysguard kwallet-pam user-manager firefox kompare kdiff3 gtk3 gimp gimp-ufraw xsane xsane-gimp gwenview qt5-imageformats kimageformats kcharselect kcolorchooser kdebase-keditbookmarks dolphin dolphin-plugins kdeutils-kdf ark spectacle pulseaudio plasma-pa kdemultimedia-kmix pulseaudio-alsa pavucontrol paprefs parted gptfdisk libdvdcss  kwalletmanager kio-extras breeze-kde4 konsole kdebase-lib coin-or-mp poppler-glib openjpeg2 unrar gnupg kdeutils-kgpg exfat-utils gnome-themes-standard xclip print-manager


On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 2:01 AM Robert Backhaus <robbak@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ever since I upgraded from KDE4 to Plasma, the keyboard layouts for indian languages have been missing when I try to add them. I know this was an issue before with KDE4, and I had to update my xkb installation - some versions had these language keyboards removed from xkb. I still have an xkb version installed that includes these languages, but they are missing from Plasma's list of keyboard layouts.

I have no idea what needs to be changed, or added, to restore these layouts. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to how to get them back? Does, for instance, kde have a bundled copy of xkb somewhere that needs updating?

If it helps, my operating system is FreeBSD, and I am using the 'KDE5' ports.