Install XIM: Wasta/Ubuntu 12

Wasta 12 and Ubuntu 12

When Installing Wasta, you can choose the Cameroon keyboard as your default keyboard.  In this way, the Cameroon Keyboard will work “out of the box”. If you want to add additional keyboards, such as French or English, follow the commands below.

1 Select Cam at install

Activate the appropriate XIM keyboards

  1. Open System settings.
  2. Under System Settings or System Settings-Cinnamon, open Regional Settings.
    Cinn-System Settings
  3. This will display the Regional Settings dialogue, click the Keyboard Layouts Tab.
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  4. On the Keyboard Layouts tab, click the “+” sign in the bottom-left corner.
    Screenshot from 2016-05-16 09_56_03
  5. This opens the Choose a Layout dialogue.  Type “cam” in the search box and choose the keyboard you want to add. Click Add.
    Screenshot from 2016-05-16 09_57_14
  6. You will return to the Keyboard Layouts tab and your new Keyboard will be listed.
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  7. Click Options… and you will see the Keyboard Layout Options dialogue.
    keyboard layout options
  8. Click the Triangle next to Key(s) to change layout and choose an option. I suggest Left Alt+Left Shift, the same as Windows.
    keys for layout
  9. If you select a keyboard and click the keyboard icon  icon, you can see the current layout.
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  10. Click Close and Close to exit both windows.
  11. You can now switch keyboards by pressing Left Alt and Left Shift at the same time. Alternately, you can click on the Flag near the Clock and choose a new keyboard.