Ubuntu – Ubuntu 18.04 – cannot find EurKey keyboard layout even tough it is installed


I want to use to different keyboard layouts in different situations:

  1. standard German layout (no problem there)
  2. the EurKey layout (cf. https://eurkey.steffen.bruentjen.eu/start.html)

I am sure that the EurKey layout is available since, the download section of the webpage above advised me to try:

setxkbmap eu

which worked just fine.
My problem is really that I cannot find the layout in the settings menu and thus can only "activate" it with the command above and not switch between the two layouts with the SUPER+SPACE key combination.

My hope was to find the files that contain the layout and from their path reconstruct where to find them in the language/keyboard layout settings menu, but I did not succeed with this idea.

Best Answer

You find it in a sub menu if you select English (United States).


For that to work, you need to open Tweaks (the gnome-tweaks package), go to Keyboard & Mouse, and make sure that the Show Extended Input Sources option is ON. Then, after next reboot you should find the EurKEY layout in Settings.

The command line equivalent is:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources show-all-sources true
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