XkbInd 2005.01.04

XkbInd (X Keyboard Extension Indicator) is a small, simple, but useful indicator of keyboard layout (XKB group) for the X Window

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XkbInd stands for X Keyboard Extension Indicator and is a small, simple, but useful indicator of keyboard layout (XKB group) for the X Window System.

It indicates the current keyboard layout in the title of top-level windows via a prefix to the original string.

XkbInd allows the user to simulate independent keyboard layout for each handled window, and it works with most window managers, including twm, mwm, and fvwm.

Here are some key features of "XkbInd":

XkbInd simulates an independent keyboard layout for each handled top-level window.
XkbInd is very light-weighted and uses less than 150 kb of virtual memory (excluding "shared" of course).
XkbInd doesn't grab entries in default color pallet, doesn't perform any drawing operations itself, but relies wholly to the window manager.
XkbInd doesn't occupy any area on the screen, and outputs all relevant information to window titles.
XkbInd can be configured to ignore (or accept) particular windows or applications. This feature is based on examination of WM_CLASS property. It is possible to use shell type wildcards in "accept" and "ignore" lists.
XkbInd is "true" XKB program, i.e. all interactions with X-server are carried out through the XKB extension protocol.
XkbInd keeps all information about current keyboard layout of each handled window at server side in form of window properties unlike most of the other similar programs which keep this data in local storage.
And the last, XkbInd does only what it says--it is an indicator. Nothing more.

To compile and install XkbInd you should perform the following:

# cd xkbind-
# ./configure
# make
# make install

Last updated on September 23rd, 2006

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