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howtos:window_managers:keyboard_layout_in_i3 [2012/09/25 04:29 (UTC)]
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 ====i3 Window Manager==== ====i3 Window Manager====
  
-[[howtos:window_managers:i3wm|i3wm]] does not come with stock Slackware. If you want to install this extremely configurable tiling window manager, please visit [[http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/desktop/i3/|SlackBuilds]]. Make sure you also install [[http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/desktop/i3status/|i3status]], which will let you display all sorts of useful information in a panel.+[[howtos:window_managers:i3wm|i3wm]] does not come with stock Slackware. If you want to install this extremely configurable tiling window manager, please visit [[http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/desktop/i3/|SlackBuilds]]. Make sure you also install [[http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.2/desktop/i3status/|i3status]], which will let you display all sorts of useful information in a panel.
  
 ====Setting the Keyboard Layout==== ====Setting the Keyboard Layout====
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 Now <key>MS+d</key> and <key>MS+g</key> let me switch between the UK and German keyboard layouts. Now <key>MS+d</key> and <key>MS+g</key> let me switch between the UK and German keyboard layouts.
 +
 +<note>If you usually switch between two keyboard layouts and you don't need to display the current layout in the status bar, you might also place the following code in your ''~/.i3/config'' file:
 +  setxkbmap -layout de,gb
 +  setxkbmap -option 'grp:ctrl_alt_toggle'
 +This will let you toggle between the two layouts using <key>Ctrl</key>+<key>Alt</key>.
 +</note>
  
 ====Displaying the Active Layout in the Panel==== ====Displaying the Active Layout in the Panel====
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 The contents of i3script.sh The contents of i3script.sh
  
-<code>#!/bin/sh+<code>#!/bin/bash
  
 # shell scipt to prepend i3status with more stuff # shell scipt to prepend i3status with more stuff
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 do do
         read line         read line
-        LG=$(setxkbmap -print | grep xkb_symbols | awk -F"+" '{print $2}'+        LG=$(setxkbmap -query | awk '/layout/{print $2}'
         echo "LG: $LG | $line" || exit 1         echo "LG: $LG | $line" || exit 1
 done</code> done</code>
  
 The above will display the current keyboard layout before the standard i3status functions. Obviously you can add much more to [[howtos:window_managers:i3wm#i3status|i3status]]. The above will display the current keyboard layout before the standard i3status functions. Obviously you can add much more to [[howtos:window_managers:i3wm#i3status|i3status]].
 +
 +=== Using JSON output format (colors) ===
 +The method above uses the simplest output mode (text only). Although easier to use, it lacks color support. For that, you'll need JSON.
 +
 +Add the following property in your ''.i3status.conf''
 +
 +<code>general {
 +    output_format = i3bar
 +}</code>
 +
 +And replace your ''i3script.sh'' for the code below. It displays your default language in green (in the example, ''br'') and any other language in red.
 +
 +<code>#!/bin/bash
 +
 +i3status --config ~/.i3status.conf | while :
 +do
 +    read line
 +    LG=$(setxkbmap -query | awk '/layout/{print $2}')
 +    if [ $LG == "br" ]
 +    then
 +        dat="[{ \"full_text\": \"LANG: $LG\", \"color\":\"#009E00\" },"
 +    else
 +        dat="[{ \"full_text\": \"LANG: $LG\", \"color\":\"#C60101\" },"
 +    fi
 +    echo "${line/[/$dat}" || exit 1
 +done</code>
 +
  
 ===== Sources ===== ===== Sources =====
   * Originally written by [[wiki:user:sycamorex]]   * Originally written by [[wiki:user:sycamorex]]
 +  * Contributions by Anonymous 
  
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