Sugar with a virtual (onscreen) keyboard

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at
Thu Jun 17 08:18:03 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at> wrote:
> [Apologies for the cross-posting]
> Hello,
> Thanks to the pointers provided by Peter Robinson, I got the Meego
> FVKBD (Free Virtual Keyboard)¹ running along with Sugar.
> A problem with the current FVKBD is that it supports only one base
> layout. Even "variants" of that layout (eg: CapsLock enabled, Symbols,
> etc) are treated as "temporary", which means that you press the "Caps"
> key, enter a capital letter, and immediately after that, it gets reset
> back to the base layout (lower case qwerty).
> I wanted something which would be similar to the existing physical
> keyboards that we ship with the XO machines - with a dedicated key to
> switch between different scripts in the same keyboard. I had to extend
> the code of FVKBD to implement that, and with the modified FVKBD, I
> have spun a live-cd ISO (based on the current SOAS). You can download
> it from

For those who do not want to download the ISO, there's a screencast at

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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