Xfce 4 Xkb Plugin displays the current keyboard layout, and refreshes when layout changes. Also the layout can be switched by simply clicking on the plugin. The new version can display the layout as text label and also as an image of the corresponding country’s flag. If the flag image is unavailable then the plugin falls back to displaying text label for that layout.
This plugin is used along with the XKB extension. For now the keyboard layouts cannot be configured from the plugin itself, they should be set in the XF86Config file or some other way (e.g. setxkbmap).
Once the plugin is added to a panel, it displays the current keyboard layout. When clicked, it switches the layout to the next configured.
There are two display modes - image and text. The image mode will show the keyboard layout as a country flag. The text mode will display the two-letter country code (such as ‘US’ or ‘RU’).
There are also two modes of operation - store layout globally and store layout per application. When the layout is stored per application, a default layout should be selected. The default layout is set for newly launched applications.
· xfce4-panel >= 4.3.20
· x11proto-kb-dev >= 1.0.2
· GLib >= 2.6.4