Sorry, sent off list by mistake

On Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:05:51 +0100
Jean-Marc Lasgouttes <> wrote:

> > There are two issues. For running the dictionary you need to know  
> > the language.
> > For hebrew and arabic it's another issue, you need to know the  
> > system language
> > so that you know directionality. Hebrew is right to left. For  
> > hebrew characters
> > it may be easy to decide, for what about spaces and numbers? For  
> > these we need
> > to know the system keyboard language and not guess it from the  
> > character.
> >
> > Under windows I know it's possible since for example word does it.  
> > Question is
> > whether this is possible to know under linux (I guess so since  
> > there are panel
> > applets that show the language). Which again comes down to the  
> > question whether
> > there is a technical issue why to work this way or not.
> So you want to change language when the keyboard layout is changed at  
> system level, right?
> I never thought of these layouts as indicators of the actual  
> language. If Qt gives us
> this information, we should be able to do it.
> JMarc

For every other program the system language is used for input (alt-shift in my
case). So for example when writing mail or using oowriter I change the system
language to change input. Lyx is the only exeption where I __have__ to keep the
system language for english and bind (f12 in this case) to language hebrew. It
makes things incosistent and non-intuitive, esspecially for new users.

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