newcomer - multilingual text input

Byron Clark byron at
Fri Nov 4 17:56:28 MST 2005

On Fri, Nov 04, 2005 at 04:49:20PM -0800, Alan K Melby wrote:
> Where I need help:
> The problem is that we do not know if we can provide keyboard layouts and input methods for the various language we give exams into -- keyboard layouts and input methods that will act the same as the keyboards and input methods they are currently using on their own computers. Most translators use  Windows PCs. Hardly any use Linux PCs. A few use Macs. So the question, finally, is this: has anyone has experience entering text into a text both in Firefox under Linux in any of the following languages (in alphabetical order)?
> Chinese, Croatian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

I've entered Spanish text using 'setxkbmap es'.  Felt just like using a
Spanish keyboard.

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